Volume 1, 2009
Mary F. Rogers
Constituted to Care
Alfred Schutz and the Feminist Ethic of Care
This paper explores how Schutz’s ideas enrich and extend the ethic of care promulgated by feminist theorists such as Carol Gilligan, Nel Noddings,
Sara Ruddick, and Eva Feder Kittay. Using Schutz’s ideas about the I-Thou relationship, systems of relevances, and growing old together, the author
lays a foundation for continuing dialogue between feminist theorists of care and Schutzian phenomenologists.