Introduction to the Duty of Care
Author: [Stephen Downes --- ]
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Introduces the discussion of the 'duty of care' as a response to 'ethics of power' approaches based in machine, hierarchy and order. It approaches the concept from two directions: one being the requirement of 'care' in a professional sense, and the other being the sense or feeling of 'care' felt by mothers for their children. In both there is a sense of an increasing responsibility toward those who are dependent on us, but one that is based in a sensation or feeling rather than fundamental principle of morality.