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ERIC Number: EJ793172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Does a Sentiment-Based Ethics of Caring Improve upon a Principles-Based One? The Problem of Impartial Morality
Johnston, James Scott
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v40 n3 p436-452 Jun 2008
My task in this paper is to demonstrate, contra Nel Noddings, that Kantian ethics does not have an expectation of treating those closest to one the same as one would a stranger. In fact, Kantian ethics has what I would consider a robust statement of how it is that those around us come to figure prominently in the development of one's ethics. To push the point even further, I argue that Kantian ethics has an even stronger claim to treating those closest to oneself as imperative than Noddings and sentiment-based ethical theory in general, proposes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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