Care Ethics and Poetry

Authors: Hamington, Maurice, Rosenow, Ce

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  • The first book to make the connection between poetry and care ethics
  • Interdisciplinary appeal: Written for care theorists, feminist scholars, and literary scholars
  • Fills a need for a hopeful and humble approach to morality
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Care Ethics and Poetry is the first book to address the relationship between poetry and feminist care ethics.  The authors argue that morality, and more specifically, moral progress, is a product of inquiry, imagination, and confronting new experiences. Engaging poetry, therefore, can contribute to the habits necessary for a robust moral life—specifically, caring.  Each chapter offers poems that can provoke considerations of moral relations without explicitly moralizing. The book contributes to valorizing poetry and aesthetic experience as much as it does to reassessing how we think about care ethics. 

About the authors

Maurice Hamington is Professor of Philosophy at Portland State University, USA.

Ce Rosenow is the Coordinator of the Lane Honors Program at Lane Community College, USA.



Reviews

“An impressive book that through a focus on care invites us to experience poetry in new ways, and through a close reading of poetry, challenges us to imagine new performances of care. I found this a profoundly hopeful and moving account that admits that ‘poetry is not magic’ but it might, just might, be a source of understanding, empathy and moral progress – ultimately for humbly inspiring a more care-filled society.” (James Thompson, Professor of Applied Theatre, University of Manchester)

“A lovely tribute to both poetry and care ethics and how, together, they increase moral sensitivity and joy in our relationships.” (Nel Noddings, Lee Jacks Professor of Child Education, Emerita, Stanford University)

“Finally, a book that does justice to care by welcoming complexity, context and creativity. This polyvocal book delightfully and meticulously tells us the story about a performative and aesthetic approach to caring and moral progress. Slowly but surely, one becomes part of an intimate tapestry of voices of poets, ethicists and moral philosophers. Hamington and Rosenow not only provide us with new ethical language, they also evoke wonder and a longing for more.” (Merel Visse, Associate Professor of Care Ethics, University of Humanistic Studies, The Netherlands)

 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-17978-6
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Hardcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-17977-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Care Ethics and Poetry
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17978-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17978-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17977-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 130
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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