Care ethics conference

Poster care ethics imag

Care in Practice: On the Philosophy and Implementation of Care Ethics

1st and 2nd June 2016

Humanities Research Institute, Sheffield directions

This is an international conference on care ethics, viewed from the perspective of philosophers and those engaged in medical practice.



Wednesday 1st June

10.00-11.15 Elianna Fetterolf (Oxford) and Miranda Fricker (Sheffield): ‘Epistemic Justice as a Virtue of Healthcare Professionals’

11.15-11.45  Tea/coffee

11.45-1.00 Tove Pettersen (Oslo): ‘Reconceptualizing Care: Mature Care and Asymmetric Relationships’

1.00-2.00    Lunch

2.00-3.15 Robert Stern (Sheffield): ‘Care for the Other: Løgstrup and Care Ethics’

3.30-4.45 Yonatan Shemmer (Sheffield): ‘The Object of Trust’

4.45-5.15  Tea/coffee

5.15-6.30 Chris Bennett (Sheffield): ‘Care, Authority and the Structure of Interpersonal Interaction’

Buffet reception, open to all participants who register (see below)


Thursday 2nd June

10.00-11.15 Sarah Clark Miller (Penn State): ‘Dignity Redefined’

11.15-11.45  Tea/coffee

11.45-1.00 Guy Widdershoven (Amsterdam): ‘Making Care Ethics Work in Clinical Practice: Moral Case Deliberation as a Tool for Ethical Reflection’

1.00-2.00 Lunch

2.00-3.15 Stephanie Collins (Manchester): ‘Putting Limits on the Demands of Care’

3.30-4.45 Jonathan Montgomery (UCL): ‘Only Connect… Can We Integrate Care Ethics and Legal Accountability?’

4.45-5.15 Tea/coffee



Attendance is free (and includes refreshments), but please register here

You can use the same website to register for the free conference buffet reception (for which numbers are limited)

You can download the conference programme here

Organizer: Robert Stern (


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