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Comparing Kohlberg's Theory And Ethics Of Care

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ethics it is. Two perspectives, Ethics of justice (Kohlberg’s theory) and Ethics of care (Gilligan’s theory) will be discussed and contrasted. The central concepts of the development of morality and ethics play an important role in figuring out how morality is developed from early childhood. On the one hand Kohlberg claimed that justice and rights were the central concepts for moral reasoning. He believed that this type of ethics focuses on universal laws and principles where ethical or moral decisions are executed in an objective way that assures fair and equal treatment of others. As such the understanding of moral reasoning becomes overly abstract and systematic. The use of justice as a central moral concept would mean that when used in
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