"Beyond autonomy: a relational perspective on an ethics of care" by Prof Elisabeth Conradi

Past Event

12 November 2014, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

This seminar is hosted by the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and The Oxford Martin School, and funded by the John Fell Fund.

Speaker: Professor Elisabeth Conradi, Professor of Social Theory and Philosophy, Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University, Stuttgart, Germany

Beyond autonomy: a relational perspective on an Ethics of Care
While many contemporary normative approaches start with an autonomous subject, the ethics of care draws on an interactive practice. This lecture explores the ethics of care as addressing voluntary communicative as well as supportive interactivities and focuses on the quality of these interactions. The ethics of care calls into question how listening, support, or assistance are carried out and reflects on its societal and political conditions.