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Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy

Catriona Mackenzie, Wendy Rogers, and Susan Dodds


This volume breaks new ground by investigating the ethics of vulnerability. Vulnerability is a central feature of human existence. Although its normative significance is recognized in moral theory and in bioethics, there has been little systematic analysis of the concept of vulnerability. The aim of this volume is to open up reflection on the nature of vulnerability, the responsibilities owed to the vulnerable, who bears these responsibilities, and how they are best fulfilled. In canvassing responses to these questions, the contributors engage with a range of ethical traditions and with issues ... More

Keywords: vulnerability, ethics, moral theory, bioethics, feminist philosophy, autonomy, dependence, justice, ethics of care, children

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199316649
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199316649.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catriona Mackenzie, editor
Macquerie University

Wendy Rogers, editor
Macquerie University

Susan Dodds, editor
University of Tasmania

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