Harry Frankfurt's metaphysics of care

@article{Jouan2008HarryFM,
  title={Harry Frankfurt's metaphysics of care},
  author={Marl{\`e}ne Jouan},
  journal={Philosophy \& Social Criticism},
  year={2008},
  volume={34},
  pages={759 - 797}
}
  • M. Jouan
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy & Social Criticism
Harry Frankfurt's conception of care and love has largely been considered a seductive theory of personality, but an untenable and irresponsible theory of moral normativity. Contrary to that interpretation, this article aims at showing that it is possible to remain faithful to Frankfurt's metaphysical premises while not falling into some moral relativism. First, by comparing Frankfurt's and Heidegger's conceptions of care, I show that Frankfurt's subordination of ethics to carology apparently… 
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