Philosophical Perspectives on Giving, Receiving, and Conceiving Care




Portland, OR


July 7-19, 2022


3 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




Participants will explore recent work on care and caregiving in political philosophy and theory. Readings and discussion will follow three lines of inquiry: the distinct questions which arise when care is taken as central in political philosophy and theory; the new questions posed by political, economic, technological, and environmental changes; and the distinct insights about care gained by attending to race, class, gender, national status, age, and ability. The institute will support the development of related pedagogical and research projects, such as a book, journal article, or new course syllabus.

Project Director(s)

Elizabeth Brake; Tamara Metz

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Asha Bhandary; Stephanie Coontz; Amelia DeFalco; Maxine Eichner; Daniel Engster; Eva Feder Kittay; Camisha Russell; Alex Sager; Mary Shanley; Gina Schouten; Allison Weir

Grantee Institution

Reed College

Funded through the Division of Education Programs