Ethic Of Care

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Another important theory to look at is the ethic of care. This theory was investigated by both Lawrence Kohlberg and Carol Gilligan. While both conclude different theories of the way one develops and applies the ethic of care, it is clear they agree that the amount of care one naturally has, depends on the way situations are handled, especially situations involving others. Kohlberg began his investigation wondering why some people follow rules strictly while other would risk doing bad things for the greater good. To do this, he interviewed children in Israel, giving them a situation where a man would steal medicine for his dying wife, and observed their reactions. One boy agreed to steal the medicine, while the girl said it simply wasn’t right

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