• The 'Ethic of Care': Its Promise and its Problems
    Dissertation, The University of British Columbia (Canada). 2001.
    The Ethic of Care began as a theory of moral development, but many have accepted it as if it were a normative moral theory, either alone or in conjunction with the Ethic of Justice. This project determines whether or not the Ethic of Care actually can constitute a comprehensive moral theory. ;I begin with the history of the development of the Ethic of Care. I then examine the widely-held view that moral relations are freely-chosen contractual agreements occurring between rational equals in order…Read more