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Women and Moral Development

Carol Gilligan is a educational psychologist and moral theorist who has had a great impact on the field of moral psychology. In particular, she has challenged the male-centric idea that abstraction and principle are better frameworks for moral thinking than more relationship-based moral reasoning.

Here Gilligan explains briefly her research:

In my most recent post at Times and Seasons, I address my feelings about women and the priesthood. My own more relationship-based moral reasoning leads me to be uncomfortable with both the status quo…as well as many of the arguments for female ordination advanced by the voices of Ordain Women.

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Comments

  1. Josh Slagowski says:

    Awesome interview. Have you looked into the Kohlberg-Giligan dialogue/debate/controversy?

    • I have a bit. More as background to the ethic of care and the care critique of how John Rawls outlines moral development (largely following Kohlberg) in A Theory of Justice…which was the subject of my master’s paper.

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