Relationship Between Confucian Ethics and Care Ethics: A Reflection, Rejection, and Reconstruction

This essay first refutes two extant views on the relationship between Confucian ethics and care ethics, that is, 1) Confucian ethics is a care ethics, and 2) Confucian ethics and care ethics are virtue ethics. It then proposes that a better accommodation of Confucian ethics and care ethics into a single value system is to put them under relation ethics. While Confucian ethics is relation-oriented, care ethics is relation-constituted.


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