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Author Fraistat, Shawn C., author.

Title The liberalism of care : community, philosophy, and ethics / Shawn C. Fraistat
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2021
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents Plato on caring for the self and caring for others -- Plato and the politics of authority as care -- Rousseau on care, education, and domination -- Rousseau, authority, and the caring republic -- Godwin on care, impartiality, and independence -- Godwin and anarchy as care
Summary "Attention to care in modern society has fallen out of view as an ethos of personal responsibility, free markets, and individualism has been in the ascendant. The Liberalism of Care argues that contemporary liberalism is suffering from a crisis of care, manifest in a decaying sense of collective political responsibility for citizens' well- being and for the most vulnerable members of our communities. The book maintains that this practical crisis stems from a theoretical one. We have lost the political language of care, which, prior the 19th century, was commonly used to express these dimensions of political life. To recover that language, Shawn C. Fraistat turns to three prominent philosophers-Plato, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and William Godwin-who illuminate the varied ways caring language and caring values have structured core debates in the history of Western political thought about the proper role of government, as well as the rights and responsibilities of citizens. The Liberalism of Care presents a distinctive vision for our liberal politics where political communities and citizens can utilize the ethic and practices of care to face practical challenges"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 16, 2021)
Subject Plato.
Godwin, William, 1756-1836.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778.
Godwin, William, 1756-1836
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778
Caring -- Philosophy
Liberalism -- Philosophy.
Political ethics -- Philosophy
Liberalism -- Philosophy
Form Electronic book
ISBN 022674549X