An Ethic of Care

"An ethic of care involves a morality grounded in relationship and response . . . . In responding, we do not appeal to abstract principles, though we may appeal to rules of thumb; rather we pay attention to the concrete other in his or her real situation. We also pay attention to the effect of our response on the networks of care that sustain us both." from Speaking from the Heart: A Feminist Perspective on Ethics by Rita Manning