Care is an important theme in the philosophy of the social sciences. It concerns both the practical care and the ethical care perspective.
The practical care we focus on can be found in the social domain. This concerns concrete practices in the field of upbringing, welfare, education, forensic care and health care. In these practices we investigate the (implicit) normativity. Acting and judging in these care practices presupposes, for example, views on human development, the nature of care relationships and what is worth striving for. We question these seemingly self-evident presuppositions.
Care as an ethical perspective is an important source of inspiration for our thinking about how to deal with human and non-human life. The relational starting point of this perspective is valuable for, for example, thinking about society, pedagogy, the interests of the child and intervening action.