Stop Talking and Listen: Discourse Ethics and Feminist Care Ethics in International Political Theory

  title={Stop Talking and Listen: Discourse Ethics and Feminist Care Ethics in International Political Theory},
  author={Fiona Robinson},
  journal={Millennium - Journal of International Studies},
  pages={845 - 860}
  • F. Robinson
  • Published 24 March 2011
  • Political Science, Philosophy
  • Millennium - Journal of International Studies
This article seeks to extend feminist critiques of Habermasian discourse ethics in International Relations by engaging with the feminist ethics of care. Using the work of Andrew Linklater as a starting point, it argues that neither the existing critiques nor the responses have adequately addressed the key features of care ethics. The article critiques the idea of ethics as dialogue among ‘human beings as equals’ through an elaboration of several features of the ethics of care: firstly, the… 
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