THE ETHICS OF LEONARDO BOFF

Knowing how to care

  • Verônica Ribeiro Possamai Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Rodrigo Siqueira-Batista Universidade Federal de Viçosa e Faculdade Dinâmica do Vale do Piranga

Abstract

The planet is going through a major crisis triggered by the relationship between man and nature. This crisis compromises the quality of life for human and non-human beings of this generation and the next. It is necessary to modify the relationship of humanity with its surroundings, allowing an interaction with the environment based on a look of care and affection, not only of intervention and use for its own benefit. Leonardo Boff's Ethics of Care was presented as a theoretical framework for this change in the relationship with nature. The aim of this study was to describe Martin Heidegger's concepts; present Boff's ethics based on reading his works; demonstrate the applicability of the Ethics of Care and; to show the convergences with the principle of compassion of (bio) ethics of all beings.

Author Biographies

Verônica Ribeiro Possamai, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Programa de Pós-graduação em Bioética, Ética Aplicada e Saúde Coletiva (PGBIOS), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

Rodrigo Siqueira-Batista, Universidade Federal de Viçosa e Faculdade Dinâmica do Vale do Piranga

Programa de Pós-graduação em Bioética, Ética Aplicada e Saúde Coletiva (PGBIOS), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

Escola de Medicina, Faculdade Dinâmica do Vale do Piranga (FADIP).

Departamento de Medicina e Enfermagem, Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV).

Published
2021-08-26
How to Cite
Ribeiro Possamai, V., & Siqueira-Batista, R. (2021). THE ETHICS OF LEONARDO BOFF: Knowing how to care. Prometheus - Journal of Philosophy, 14(38). https://doi.org/10.52052/issn.2176-5960.pro.v14i38.15473
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Original Articles