Small vices for caregivers
The authors have developed the ethical imagination inviting a sense of “otherness” towards the vulnerable self, rebounding care for the other as a way to understand our everyday neurotic (normal) tendency of small vices as the propensity and possibility for responsibility towards the other. The authors, inviting the reader into troublesome feelings such as laziness and anger, bring a Levinasian horizon into focus, so that even in the midst of laziness, there remains the small goodness to set the self free to care for the other, meeting the demands, challenges, hesitation, shuddering, tension and shocks of such alterity, of living “otherwise”.
Keywordscaregiver; philosophy; science; caretakers; philosophers; morality; vulnerable; neurotic; small vices; responsibility; laziness; anger; Levinasian; goodness; demands; challenges; hesitation; shuddering; tension; shock; vulnerability of the caregiver; vices for the virtuous caring of the caregiver; group discussions amongst caregivers; social sciences; healthcare
ISBN9781928424178, 9781928424161, 9781928424178
Publication date and placeBloemfontein, 2018
Medical ethics & professional conduct