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ERIC Number: EJ893486
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
Sentiment, Care, and Respect
Darwall, Stephen
Theory and Research in Education, v8 n2 p153-162 Jul 2010
Michael Slote proposes a rethinking of moral education from the perspective of a normative ethics of care combined with his distinctive sentimentalist metaethics. I raise questions concerning the role of empathy in Slote's picture and argue that empathy is related to respect and sentiments through which we hold ourselves and one another accountable. Care in the sense of benevolent concern is a fundamentally different attitude from (recognition) respect: whereas the former is focused on its object's well-being, the latter responds to a person's dignity and authority to make claims and demands of us. (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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