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Philosophy in the Community is a free lecture and discussion series sponsored by the USask Department of Philosophy.

What Exactly is the Ethics of Care?

A Philosophy in the Community talk by Dr. Maggie Fitzgerald (PhD), faculty member in the Department of Political Studies

Event

Date: Friday, Dec. 8
Time: 7 pm
Location: The Refinery, Emmanuel Anglican Church, 607 Dufferin Ave., Saskatoon

About this event

Philosophy in the Community is a free lecture and discussion series sponsored by the USask Department of Philosophy. Learn more.

Care ethics is widely understood as concerned with determining which care practices and values will best allow us to maintain and reproduce ourselves and our worlds. This talk challenges this conceptualization of care ethics, and instead contends that the ethics of care is better conceived of as a commitment to an iterative process of decentring the self to know the other. I discuss epistemic resources that help us with this decentring – our bodies, imagination, and humility – and show that it is through this difficult work that we come to revise and enrich our understandings of care (as both value and practice) in an ongoing way.

Info:emer.ohagan@usask.ca


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