Waleszczyński Andrzej
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48(2012)2 - Papers

Andrzej Waleszczyński

The concept of care in contemporary ethics

  • language: Polish


Among issues considered in contemporary ethics, apart from concepts such as good, value and justice, there is also the concept of care, discussed extensively in feminism. The article presents and analyses this ethical concept. It shows some problems with the translation of the English word ‘care’ into the Polish equivalent ‘troska’. The focus here, however, is mainly on the way of understanding the concept of care among feminist ethicists, such as Virginia Held, Nel Noddings, Joan Tronto, Diemut Bubeck, and Sara Ruddick. For all of them, care is a relation, though they differ in their account of the specificity and meaning of this relation.