ABSTRACT

The consequences, consistency and caring model that I developed in the preceding chapter still needs to be applied to lived experiences before it can be fully understood. If Kant, Rawls and Nozick each see the central notion of ethics to be a principle of justice or equity, and Bentham, Mill and Singer see it to be setting goals that maximize happiness, and Gilligan, Blum and Noddings see it to be preventing harm to others in a network of relations, it is only a concept of ethics that holds these three ways of looking at human action together. We may still have different conceptions that place different weightings on such aspects of ethics as honesty, abuse of power, equal respect for persons, scrupulously following the law, applying ethical principles, thinking of others.