The Ethics of Care and Empathy.  *Edwin Rutsch empathizes with Michael Slote 

“Care ethicists often speak about empathy and its role in caring attitudes and relationships, but they haven’t stressed empathy to anything like the extent that I shall be doing here. I shall, for example, be making use of the recent literature of psychology to argue that empathy is the primary mechanism of caring, benevolence, compassion, etc… 


I argue further, that caring motivation is based in and sustained by our human capacity for empathy with others.”


Michael Slote is Professor of Ethics at the University of Miami. He has taught at Columbia University, Trinity College, Dublin, and the University of Maryland, where he was department chair for many years. He has written many articles in philosophy of mind, ethics, and political philosophy. He is also author of many books including: The Ethics of Care and Empathy.