Virtue ethics is on the move both in Anglo-American philosophy and in the rest of the world. This volume uniquely emphasizes non-Western varieties of virtue ethics at the same time that it includes work in the many different fields or areas of philosophy where virtue ethics has recently spread its wings. Just as significantly, several chapters make comparisons between virtue ethics and other ways of approaching ethics or political philosophy or show how virtue ethics can be applied to "real world" problems.
Table of Contents
Introduction Lorraine Besser-Jones and Michael Slote I. History of Virtue Ethics 1. Plato and the Ethics of Virtue Nicholas White 2. Aristotle's Virtue Ethics Dorothea Frede 3. The Stoic Theory of Virtue Tad Brennan 4. Hindu Virtue Ethics Roy W. Perrett and Glen Pettigrove 5. Why Confucius’ Ethics is a Virtue Ethics May Sim 6. Mencius’ Virtue Ethics meets the Moral Foundations Theory: A Comparison Shirong Luo 7. Virtue in Buddhist Ethical Traditions Charles Goodman 7. Respect for Differences: The Daoist Virtue Yong Huang 8. Xunzi and Virtue Ethics Eric L. Hutton 9. Consecrated Virtue: Augustine’s Theological Animus James Wetzel 10. Aquinas: Infused Virtues Andrew Pinsent 11. Hume Jacqueline Taylor 12. Nietzsche and the Virtues Edward Harcourt II. Contemporary Approaches 13. Eudaimonistic Virtue Ethics Liezl van Zyl 14. Sentimentalist Virtue Ethics Michael L. Frazer and Michael Slote 15. Pluralistic Virtue Ethics Christine Swanton 16. Varieties of Contemporary Christian Virtue Ethics Jennifer A. Herdt 17. Contemporary Confucianism David Elstein 18. Virtue Epistemology and Virtue Ethics Heather Battaly and Michael Slote 19. Feminist Virtue Ethics Karen Stohr 20. Agape and Virtue Ethics Timothy P. Jackson III. Critical Interactions 21. Kant and Virtue Ethics Allen Wood 22. Consequentialist Critique of Virtue Ethics Julia Driver 23. Virtue Ethics and Right Action: A Critique Ramon Das 24. Virtue Ethics and Egoism Christopher Toner 25. Models of Virtue Nancy E. Snow 26. The Situationist Critique Lorraine Besser-Jones 27. Testing the Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis against Egoistic Alternatives C. Daniel Batson 28. Care-Ethics and Virtue Ethics Nel Noddings 29. Roles and Virtues J. L. A. Garcia IV. Applications of Virtue Ethics 30. Environmental Virtue Ethics Philip Cafaro 31. World Virtue Ethics Stephen C. Angle 32. Virtue Ethics and Moral Education Randall Curren 33. Virtue Ethics as Political Philosophy: The Structure of Ethical Theory in Early Chinese Philosophy Yang Xiao 34. Law and Virtue Lawrence Solum 35. Virtue Ethics and Medicine Rebecca L. Walker 36. Business Ethics from a Virtue-Theoretic Perspective Robert Audi