JBSP Online: Andrew Molas – Hegel and the Ethics of Care

journal update

Available now, Andrew Molas’ essay for the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, published online before the paper edition.

Andrew Molas – ‘The Compatibility of Hegelian Recognition and Morality with the Ethics of Care’ (Originally published online: 13 May 2019).

Abstract: I draw connections between Hegel’s concepts of recognition and morality and demonstrate how they are compatible with an ethic of care. I explore Hegel’s Sittlichkeit and demonstrate the role that intersubjective recognition plays in the development and sustainment of ethical communities. I demonstrate how his emphasis on the community and interpersonal relationships play an important role in his moral theory. I then contrast Hegelian and Kantian views of morality and argue that Hegel’s account places greater emphasis on attending to the needs of others and showing genuine concern for their well-being. By highlighting the intersubjective nature of recognition between self-consciousnesses, and the interconnectedness of agents in an ethical community, I maintain Hegel’s morality is compatible with an ethic of care because it emerges out of intersubjective mutual recognition and its foundation is built upon responding to the needs of particular others and protecting the bonds of the community.

Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2019.1615233

Andrew Molas, Department of Philosophy, York University, Toronto, Canada

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