Ethics of Care

The word «Care» on a piece of brown paper, in someone’s palm

Since its creation in moral psychology in the 1980s, the ethics of care has been greatly politicised and has become a field of study in and of itself - a field resolutely interdisciplinary that marries sociology of work, gender studies, political science, philosophy, psychology, nursing, and literature. The goal of this research axis is to contribute to the reflections of ethics of care theorists. We will explore, amongst others, the following themes: gender injustices and work (remunerated work or non-remunerated); insecurity and vulnerability; commodification of the work of care; the contribution of feelings in moral judgements and the work of care (empathy, pity, disgust, resentment); the relation between care of the self and care of others; strengths and weaknesses of the liberal conception of autonomy and justice; care and internationality; affinities between ethics of care and the ethics of hospitality and charity. Finally, this axis will attempt to reflect on what could constitute political institutions, public policies, democratic practices and a providence-State based on the ethics of care.

Membres

Director

Sophie Bourgault, Associate Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa

Research Associates

  • Sophie Cloutier, Associate Professor, School of Public Ethics, Saint-Paul University
  • Naima Hamrouni, Professeure associée, Département de science politique, Université Laval
  • Monique Lanoix, Associate Professor, School of Public Ethics, Saint-Paul University
  • Julie Paquette, Assistant Professor, School of Public Ethics, Saint-Paul University
  • Claude Parthenay,Professor, Department of Economics, University of Ottawa
  • Julie Perreault, Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies, University of Ottawa
  • Fiona Robinson, Professor, Department of Political Science, Carleton University
  • Stéphanie Mayer, Guest Researcher, School of Political Studies & CIRCEM, University of Ottawa
Students

Doctorate Program

  • Julie Daigle, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa
  • Kaleb Earl, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa
  • Margea Globensky, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa

Master's Program

  • Audrey Michaud, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa
  • Éloi Paradis-Deschênes, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa
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