CMS.S62 (undergrad) /CMS.S98 (grad)

CMS.S62 The Politics of Care and Empathy
Spring 2021
MW 2-3:30, Virtual

Eric Gordon

What does it mean to care about and for others? Is empathy, or the ability to “feel with” another, possible or even desirable? This class explores the philosophy and history of care, its articulation as a feminized practice, and its relative marginalization in professional discourse. From phenomenology to radical feminism, the course will explore the values of a care ethic, and examine how contemporary practices, from activism, media making, mutual aid, and healthcare, are reimagining the role of care in modern society.  Register for 12 units.