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Caring about Nature: Feminist Ethics and the Environment
Roger J. H. King
Vol. 6, No. 1, Ecological Feminism (Spring, 1991), pp. 75-89
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3810034
Page Count: 15
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In this essay I examine the relevance of the vocabulary of an ethics of care to ecofeminism. While this vocabulary appears to offer a promising alternative to moral extensionism and deep ecology, there are problems with the use of this vocabulary by both essentialists and conceptualists. I argue that too great a reliance is placed on personal lived experience as a basis for ecofeminist ethics and that the concept of care is insufficiently determinate to explicate the meaning of care for nature.
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