"Care and justice in society" by Prof Virginia Held

Past Event

22 October 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 Virginia Held, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Hunter College, City University of New York, USA.

Care and Justice in Society
The ethics of care can be contrasted with the various dominant ethics of justice. When we appropriately attend to the practices and values of care, society looks quite differently from the way it has been conceptualized by moral, political, and legal philosophers associated with the ethics of justice. We can see how we ought not only to apply the requirements of justice to activities of care, but also how society ought to give priority to the values of care.