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Empathy- The Ethics of Care.docx

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Empathy- The Ethics of Care  Ethics of Care/Feminist Ethics o Ethics of care: used to designate other-centered theories that emphasize the role of others in our moral relationships (includes Jesus, Hume, Nel Noddings) o Moral value is determined by an empathic caring response to one another o Other theories do not include the reality of how we exist o Ethical caring involves natural caring o Requires us to care for individuals that we might not know o Critical of other moral theories o Special emphasis on empathy and concern for the need of others o Moral importance of relationships o Downplays rights and universal principles in favour of caring, (only positive) relationships and context o Add-ons to virtue ethics (both are seen in hospitals) Nel Noddings o Morality is rooted in “natural
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