Asha Bhandary's Freedom to Care — A Kantian Care Engagement

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This review locates Asha Bhandary's Freedom to Care in the history of philosophy, notes some of the theory's distinctive features that clearly advance the care theory tradition, and raises some puzzles and questions regarding specific elements of the theory. My remarks focus mostly on Part I of the book and on the following four topics: (1) Bhandary's Rawlsian roots, (2) Bhandary's engagement with Eva Feder Kittay, (3) Bhandary's choice of J. S. Mill and John Rawls as her main historical interlocutors, and finally, (4) Bhandary's methodological choice of ‘men/fathers,’ ‘women/mothers,’ and ‘children/girls/boys’ as the main focus of much of her analysis.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-260
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2023


  • care
  • Rawls
  • Mill
  • Kittay
  • Kant
  • dependency


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