Since its creation in moral psychology in the 1980s, the ethics of care has been greatly politicised and has become a field of study in and of itself - a field resolutely interdisciplinary that marries sociology of work, gender studies, political science, philosophy, psychology, nursing, and literature.

Research axis

The goal of this research axis is to contribute to the reflections of ethics of care theorists. We will explore, amongst others, the following themes: gender injustices and work (remunerated work or non-remunerated); insecurity and vulnerability; commodification of the work of care; the contribution of feelings in moral judgements and the work of care (empathy, pity, disgust, resentment); the relation between care of the self and care of others; strengths and weaknesses of the liberal conception of autonomy and justice; care and internationality; affinities between ethics of care and the ethics of hospitality and charity. Finally, this axis will attempt to reflect on what could constitute political institutions, public policies, democratic practices and a providence-State based on the ethics of care.