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Exercising Power As A Care-Giver, Revisited: An Argument For Virtue And Responsibility In Childcare, Connor Smith Apr 2016

Exercising Power As A Care-Giver, Revisited: An Argument For Virtue And Responsibility In Childcare, Connor Smith

Philosophy Undergraduate Theses

This paper will set forth an argument for the ethical course of action for adult care-givers when dealing with moral issues regarding the children in their care. I will begin by setting the context for this argument by defining how a child differs from an adult as well as the nature of a care-giver. I then attempt to show how the traditional western normative ethical model of consequentialism is inadequate for dealing with situations involving children due to the potential inherent in childhood and the unique relationship between child and care-giver. Although a more modern Rawlsian ethical framework provides a ...


Narrating The Self Through The Other: On The Thought Of Adriana Cavarero, Elvira Roncalli Jan 2015

Narrating The Self Through The Other: On The Thought Of Adriana Cavarero, Elvira Roncalli

Philosophy Faculty Works

This essay focuses on Cavarero’s understanding of identity as relational. It relies on Arendt’s crucial distinction between “who” and “what,” the former capturing the uniqueness of each by exposing the embodied and deeply relational vulnerability; the latter relying on a self-delimited, self-sufficient and independent self. Cavarero central idea is that only by shifting from a metaphysical discourse of the universal to the narration of a story, can one recover the multifaceted yet unrepeatable uniqueness of who one is. This essay shows that in her later work, such as Tu che mi guardi, tu che mi racconti, (Relating Narratives ...


‘Io Non Sono Sola’ Una Conversazione Con Mimma, Elvira Roncalli Jan 2014

‘Io Non Sono Sola’ Una Conversazione Con Mimma, Elvira Roncalli

Philosophy Faculty Works

This essay is based on a meeting and interview with Mimma that took place on November 22, 2013, in Borgo Vercelli, Vc, Italy. Annita Bonardo, (born in 1920), “Mimma,” participated in the partisan activity of the Italian Resistance as a member of the XII Garibaldi division, 1944-1945.