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Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy

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Mackenzie, C and Rogers, W and Dodds, SM, Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy, Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 332. ISBN 9780199316656 (2014) [Edited Book]

Abstract

The aim of this volume is to open up reflection on the nature of vulnerability, the responsibilities owed to the vulnerable, who bears these responsibilities, and how they are best fulfilled. In canvassing responses to these questions, the contributors engage with a range of ethical traditions and with issues in contemporary political philosophy and bioethics. Some essays in the volume explore the connections between vulnerability, autonomy, dignity, and justice. Other essays engage with a feminist ethics of care to articulate the relationship between vulnerability, dependence, and care. These theoretical approaches are complemented by detailed examination of vulnerability in specific contexts, including disability; responsibilities to children; intergenerational justice; and care of the elderly. The essays thus address fundamental questions concerning our moral duties to each other as individuals and as citizens. Contributing significantly to the development of an ethics of vulnerability, this volume opens up promising avenues for future research in feminist philosophy, moral and political philosophy, and bioethics.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Feminist Theory
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Religion and Ethics
Objective Field:Bioethics
Author:Dodds, SM (Professor Susan Dodds)
ID Code:90898
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Faculty of Arts
Deposited On:2014-05-01
Last Modified:2014-05-01
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