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Seminar: Carol Gilligan, ‘Gender, ethics and care’ – 21 November

October 15th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Events | News

In this two hour interactive seminar, Carol Gilligan will explain why her best known work In a different voice forced a paradigm shift within the theory of moral development.

NB: the seminar takes place in the Promotiezaal D2.01 “Aloïs Gerlo”

Gilligan is one of the founders of the ethics of care. She is an American ethicist and psychologist. Gilligan developed her theories of self and morality while teaching at Harvard with the psychoanalyst Erik Erikson and the developmental psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg. She questioned Kohlberg’s conception of moral development, founded on abstract principles of justice and abstract duties or obligations. She noted that Kohlberg’s longitudinal research on which he based his theory of moral development involved only male participants. Gilligan offered a different perspective (In a different voice). Listening to women as well as to men, she showed how the inclusion of women’s voices changes the voice of moral theory.

During this seminar Gilligan will explain the connection between gender, ethics and care.

Time: Thursday November 21st 2013 11u-13u
Location: Promotiezaal D2.01 “Aloïs Gerlo”

Registration is not required, unless you are a PhD student, then you can receive credits for participation by registering through http://www.vub.ac.be/phd/doctoralschools/dsh/dshseminars.html.