Caring (2nd ed.)

A Relational Approach to Ethics and Moral Education

by Nel Noddings

With numerous examples to supplement her rich theoretical discussion, Nel Noddings builds a compelling philosophical argument for an ethics based on natural caring, as in the care of a mother for her child.

In Caring—now updated with a new preface and afterword reflecting on the ongoing relevance of the subject matter—the author provides a wide-ranging consideration of whether organizations, which operate at a remove from the caring relationship, can truly be called ethical. She discusses the extent to which we may truly care for plants, animals, or ideas. Finally, she proposes a realignment of education to encourage and reward not just rationality and trained intelligence, but also enhanced sensitivity in moral matters.

  • University of California Press; September 2013
  • ISBN: 9780520957343
  • Edition: 2
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  • Title: Caring
  • Author: Nel Noddings
  • Imprint: University of California Press