Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-7425-1496-6 • Hardback • March 2004 • $151.00 • (£117.00)
978-0-7425-1497-3 • Paperback • February 2004 • $51.00 • (£39.00)
Ruth E. Groenhout is associate professor of philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Human Nature and an Ethic of Care
Chapter 3 Augustine and Care
Chapter 4 Levinas and Care Theory
Chapter 5 Human Nature: Is an Ideal Really Necessary?
Chapter 6 Care and the New Reproductive Techonology
Chapter 7 Care and Cloning
Care is a many splendored thing. Groenhout not only clarifies the concept of care as a remedial approach to contemporary ethics; she also provides a fresh, lucid, and convincing account of its philosophical underpinnings.
— Mary B. Mahowald, professor emerita, University of Chicago
Ruth Groenhout has written what may be the most significant development in the ethics of care since Gilligan's, Noddings', and Ruddick's pathbreaking books. Groenhout weaves together Christian, phenomenological, and feminist understandings of care into an ethics powerful enough to use in the public as well as personal realm. Indeed, Groenhout is the first thinker I have encountered who has successfully applied care theory to thorny social problems such as cloning. Connected Lives is a compelling account about why human beings cannot be full human persons unless they care about each other and the society they create for one another.
— Rosemarie Tong, Distinguished Professor in Health Care Ethics and director of the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics, University of Nort
Ruth Groenhout has made a great contribution to the ethics of care. She shows convincingly that thinkers sometimes taken to be anti-feminist—Augustine and Levinas—have actually supported ideas central to care theory. Carefully argued and clearly written, this is a splendid book.
— Nel Noddings, author of Happiness and Education