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"Beyond autonomy: a relational perspective on an ethics of care" by Prof Elisabeth Conradi

This seminar is hosted by the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and The Oxford Martin School, and funded by the John Fell Fund.

Speaker: Professor Elisabeth Conradi, Professor of Social Theory and Philosophy, Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University, Stuttgart, Germany 

Beyond autonomy: a relational perspective on an Ethics of Care
While many contemporary normative approaches start with an autonomous subject, the ethics of care draws on an interactive practice. This lecture explores the ethics of care as addressing voluntary communicative as well as supportive interactivities and focuses on the quality of these interactions. The ethics of care calls into question how listening, support, or assistance are carried out and reflects on its societal and political conditions.

This event is part of a seminar series:

Seminar Series: Care practices: towards a recasting of ethics

This seminar series is hosted by the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and The Oxford Martin School, and funded by the John Fell Fund. As a young and rapidly expanding branch of ethics, the ethics of care offers insights that both practitioners and theorists cannot but consider. It came to prominence as an interdisciplinary endeavour in the eighties when the social scientist, Carol ...

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12 November 2014 12:30 - 14:00

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Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School

34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets)