Caring for other people can be difficult. Whether it’s your own children, your parent, or a friend, care work is emotionally complicated and can be physically messy and uncomfortable. Today’s guest, the philosopher Joel Reynolds, argues that the entanglements and complexities of care work are ethically significant. This insight came to him through his own work as a caregiver to his grandfather. His scholarship combines care ethics with response ethics through the lens of caregiving, producing “finite responsibility with infinite hope.”
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- Joel Reynolds
- Virtue ethics
- Emmanuel Levinas
- See Joel Reynolds’ article above for a good explanation of response ethics
- Care ethics
- Great primer on care ethics
- Ideal vs. non-ideal theory
- Radical alterity and Levinas
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