• Maurice HamingtonEmail author
  • Ce Rosenow


The Introduction sets the context and describes the journey of the book. After a brief exploration of two poems on life and death, the Introduction describes how, although there are no other studies of care ethics and poetry, this project joins a constellation of more recent related works on empathy, ethics, and literature. Several contemporary studies are described. The Introduction then goes on to provide an extensive definition of care ethics for readers unfamiliar with the term. In particular, the definition addresses relationality, emotions with an emphasis on empathy, and inquiry. Care is described as a “performance philosophy” and this relatively new field is described to highlight the importance of performativity. An argument for the significance of the relationship between care and poetry is made. Finally, an outline of the subsequent chapters is offered.


Care ethics Relationality Emotion Context Performance philosophy Poetry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Portland State UniversityPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Lane Community CollegeEugeneUSA

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