Virtue ethics has emerged as a distinct field within moral theory - whether as an alternative account of right action or as a conception of normativity which departs entirely from the obligatoriness of morality - and has proved itself invaluable to many aspects of contemporary applied ethics. Virtue ethics now flourishes in philosophy, sociology and theology and its applications extend to law, politics and bioethics. "The Handbook of Virtue Ethics" brings together leading international scholars to provide an overview of the field. Each chapter summarizes and assesses the most important work on a particular topic and sets this work in the context of historical developments. Taking a global approach by embracing a variety of major cultural traditions along with the Western, the "Handbook" maps the emergence of virtue ethics and provides a framework for future developments.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Stan van Hooft Section 1: Normative Theory 1. Eudaimonia in Contemporary Virtue Ethics, Anne Baril 2. Stoic Virtue Ethics, Matthew Sharpe 3. Naturalistic Virtue Ethics and the New Biology, Richard Hamilton 4. Virtue Ethics and Moral Sentimentalism, Michael Slote 5. Virtue Ethics and Utilitarianism, Justin Oakley 6. Virtues and Rules, Timothy Chappell 7. Virtue Ethics, Virtue Theory and Moral Theology, Glen Pettigrove 8. Nietzsche's Virtue Ethics, Christine Swanton 9. Right Action and the Targets of Virtue, Liezl Van Zyl 10. Qualified Agent and Agent-Based Virtue Ethics and the Problems of Right Action, Jason Kawall 11. The Virtuous Person and Normativity, Yuval Eylon 12. Virtue and Identity, Stan van Hooft Section 2: Some Virtues 13. What Virtues Are There?, Candace Upton 14. Intellectual Virtues, Heather Battaly 15. Virtue, Reason and Wisdom, Lorraine Code 16. Integrity, Damian Cox, Marguerite La Caze, and Michael Levine 17. The Ends of Courage, Patrick Shade 18. Wit, Raja Halwani and Elliot Layda 19. Humility, Kantian Style, Jeanine Grenberg 20. Love, Sex and Relationships, Mike W. Martin 21. Forgiveness and Forgivingness, David McNaughton & Eve Garrard 22. The Virtue of Justice Revisited, Mark LeBar 23. The Virtues of African Ethics, Thaddeus Metz 24. Classical Confucianism as Virtue Ethics, Hui-chieh Loy 25. Of Ethics and Virtue in Classical Indian Thinking, Purushottama Bilimoria 26. Mindfulness, Non-Attachment and other Buddhist Virtues, Leesa S. Davis 27. Virtue in Islam, Recep Alpyagil Section 3: Applied Ethics 28. Virtue in the Clinic, Matthew McCabe 29. Virtue Ethics and Management, Wim Vandekerckhove 30. Virtuous Leadership: Ethical and Effective, Paul Kaak and David Weeks 31. Virtue Ethics in the Military, Peter Olsthoorn 32. Sporting Virtue and its Development, Michael McNamee 33. Key Virtues of the Psychotherapist: A Eudaimonic View, Blaine J. Fowers & Emily Winakur Section 4: The Psychology of Virtue 34. Constancy, Fidelity and Integrity, Clea F. Rees and Jonathan Webber 35. Sympathy, Nancy Eisenberg, Tracy L. Spinrad and Zoe E. Taylor 36. The Problem of Character, Christian B. Miller 37. Situationism and Character: New Directions, Nancy Snow 38. Educating for Virtue, Nafsika Athanassoulis 39. Literature, Arts and the Education of Virtuous Emotion, David Carr 40. Virtue Ethics for Skin-Bags: An Ethics of Love for Vulnerable Creatures, Pedro Alexis Tabensky