Alessandro Simoncini

Towards an Ethics (and a Politics) of Care.

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Taking its clue from Caterina Botti’s book Vulnerabili. Cura e convivenza dopo la pandemia, this paper discusses how contemporary feminist thought has developed an anthropology and ethics of care alternative to those of the modern tradition of possessive individualism. Enhancing the concepts of relationship and interdependence, these anthropology and ethics revitalize the principle of common humanity. In this way, they show the way to a politics which may be capable of meeting the challenges of the present time and opening the path to a democracy of care.


  • Ethics
  • Politics
  • Care
  • Feminism
  • Vulnerability


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