Article Reflection Number

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ArticleReflection

Question1.Reading/source that I am addressing is:

Shafer-Landau,R. (2013).&nbspEthicaltheory: An anthology.Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell. Calhoun,Cheshire. Justice, Care, and Gender Bias, Chapter74 713-720

Question2.Author’s primary claim and his claim/conclusion.

Withreference to the article, the author is reflecting on moraltheorizing concerning self, knowledge, obligation and motivation. Shehas also addresses more into the ethics of care looking intheoretical priorities. Some of the shifts that the author hasaddressed include the moral self, knowledge, moral motivation, andmoral obligation, all of which would have charge towards addressingof gender biasness. CheshireCalhoun, concludes that, as long as gender categories are omittedfrom the tools used in philosophical analysis, there is tendency forrisks of getting into gender bias through the philosophicalanalysis/reflection.

Question3. According to me, the strongest argument by the author is that,“Thepossibility of gender bias recurring in the process of redressingbias in moral theory derives from the fact that philosophicalreasoning is shaped by extra-philosophic factors, including thesocial location of the philosophic reasoned and his audience as wellas the contours of the larger social world in which philosophicthought takes place” p. 719.

Question4a). Unlessmoral theory shifts its priority to knowledgeable discussions ofhuman differences – particularly differences tied to gender, race,class, and power – lists and rank orderings of basic humaninterests and rights as well as the political deployment of thoselists are likely to be sexist, racist, and classist.This looks unclear, as there is no clear connection between humandifferences and topic in discussion.

4b).If I would ask the author a question, this would, ‘whatcould have been the driving force for you to have this approachtowards the issue?

Question5. “Onebone of contention in the justice–care debate has been over whetherthe requirement to have duty as one’s motive necessarily excludesbeing motivated by care, sympathy, compassion, or the personallyinvolved motives of love, loyalty, and friendship”according to my view, the sentence stands out, as even the author hasadmitted the issue of justice –care is an issue to be argued about.

Question6 a) question for class discussion whatare moral theories?

b)these are theories trying to explain the rightness or wrongness of anaction.

Question7, my question to you, ‘is there major theories that have attemptedto address the gender biasness issue?

Refrences

Shafer-Landau,R. (2013).&nbspEthicaltheory: An anthology.Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell. Calhoun,Cheshire. Justice, Care, and Gender Bias, Chapter74 713-720