[SydPhil] Reminder: Sue Dodds (University of Tasmania) @ Wed 25 Sep 2013 15:30 - 17:30 (Seminars)

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Title: Sue Dodds (University of Tasmania)
Dependence, Care and Vulnerability


The concepts of dependence, vulnerability and care are central to feminist  
ethics. However, the distinctions between these concepts are rarely spelled  
out. Similarly, while some feminists ground moral duties of care in our  
responses to dependent infants or vulnerable others, the nature of these  
responsibilities bears further analysis. In this paper I provide an  
analysis of the relations amongst vulnerability, dependence and care.  
Engaging with the work of Margaret Walker and Eva Kittay, I then  
investigate the complexities associated with the social assignment of  
responsibility for vulnerability. I demonstrate how some social and legal  
responses to dependence can generate further dependency and pathogenic  
forms of vulnerability, while others can promote resilience, autonomy, and  
recognition. This then raises new questions (which I raise but do not  
answer in this paper) about the legitimacy of paternalistic social policies.
When: Wed 25 Sep 2013 15:30 – 17:30 Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney
Where: S401, Level 4, via Lobby B (or Southern Vestibule), Quadrangle  
Building, University Place, The University of Sydney.
Calendar: Seminars
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