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|Other Titles:||Analysis of the Value of “Ethics of Care” in Civic Virtue Based on Female Volunteers' Service Experience|
Department of Civil Education and Leadership, NTNU
In the field of civic virtue, while “ethics of justice” has always been highly valued as a mainstream, “ethics of care” has been judged as being devoid of adequacy for civic virtue simply because it is the product of feminine experience. This issue has been a highly controversial topic in literature home and abroad. Presently, although abundant results from empirical studies have been produced in this regard overseas, there is yet an empirical study aiming at exploring the value of “ethics of care” in civic virtue in our country. Through collecting data on female volunteers’ social service experience by means of in-depth interviews, this study, using the qualitative research method, aims to explore the roles of “ethics of care” in the motivation and objective of female volunteers’ service, the moral conflict and choice encountered in their service, the difficulties and persistence experienced in their service, and the change or influence brought about by their service to themselves as well as to the society, in the hope of gaining some idea of the current status of female volunteers’ participation in social public affairs and the realization of civic virtue, as well as the social and cultural factors that influence the development and change of female volunteers’ moral thinking in “ethics of care”. The key findings of this study include: (1) “caring thinking” is commonly adopted by all interviewed female volunteers, indicating that caring sentiment plays a key role in stimulating the motivation and action of female civic and social participation; (2) the core moral conflicts encountered by female volunteers are mostly “selfishness” versus “responsibility” and “caring” versus “self-sacrifice”, reflecting the dilemma faced with by female volunteers who have to look after both the “public” and “private” realms and the unfair situation female volunteers are facing in their “private realm”; (3) the persistence of female volunteers with their service belief comes from the
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