Go through this short PowerPoint presentation (4 slides) before proceeding:
Feminist Ethics and the Ethics of Care Download Feminist Ethics and the Ethics of Care
Watch the following short videos (2 min. 14 sec and 6 min. 30 sec., respectively) of Carol Gilligan, NYU psychology professor, talking about the kinds of
considerations that were typically left out of academic discussions of ethics due to the lack of women’s voices in such discussions.
‘The Need for More than Justice’ (pdf)
The questions at the end of the reading. You are not submitting these, but you will need the answers to proceed with the next part.
A Surgeon’s Belated Confession
Doctor Confesses: I Lied to Protect Colleague in Malpractice Suit
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Imagine that you are Dr. Lars Aanning’s good friend. Dr. Aanning has come to you for advice regarding what to do after he has been asked by his colleague’s
attorney to testify in defense of the colleague. What ethical advice might you give him? Think about his predicament from the various ethical perspectives
1. How might a “bifocal” moral vision, one that tries to balance the justice perspective with the care perspective, help Dr. Aanning decide what to do? The
Baier piece will be essential here. It should be clear from what you’ve written that you’ve carefully read and thought about the whole article. This means that
you need to refer to ideas from it.
2. Read through the Character/Virtue Test (https://www.ethicsops.com/character-test (Links to an external site.)) and apply it to the case of Dr. Aanning. See
how it is applied to the Less Sugar case (https://www.ethicsops.com/less-sugar-case (Links to an external site.)) and to the Phantom Expenses case
(https://www.ethicsops.com/phantom-expenses-case (Links to an external site.)).
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