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    Nurture and parenting in Aristotelian ethics

    Connell, Sophia M. (2019) Nurture and parenting in Aristotelian ethics. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 119 (2), pp. 179-200. ISSN 1467-9264.

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    For Aristotle, in making the deliberate choice to incorporate the extensive requirements of the young into the aims of one’s life, people realise their own good. In this paper I will argue that this is a promising way to think about the ethics of care and parenting. Modern theories, which focus on duty and obligation, direct our attention to conflicts of interests in our caring activities. Aristotle’s explanation, in contrast, explains how nurturing others not only develops a core part of the self but also lead to an appreciation of the value of interpersonal relationships.


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    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
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    Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2019 07:03
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:49


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