Carol Gilligan  

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"Carol Gilligan has become a gender-feminist icon because of her claim that men and women guide their moral reasoning by different principles: men think about rights and justice; women have feelings of compassion, nurturing, and peaceful accommodation. [...] Many studies have tested Gilligan’s hypothesis and found that men and women differ little or not at all in their moral reasoning."--The Blank Slate (2002) by Steven Pinker

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Carol Gilligan (born November 28, 1936) is an American feminist, ethicist, and psychologist best known for her work with and against Lawrence Kohlberg on ethical community and ethical relationships, and certain subject-object problems in ethics.

She is currently a Professor at New York University and a Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge. She is best known for her 1982 work, In a Different Voice. She is the founder of difference feminism.

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