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  1. Virtue Ethics: A Pluralistic View.Christine Swanton - 2003 - Oxford, GB: Clarendon Press.
    This book offers a comprehensive virtue ethics that breaks from the tradition of eudaimonistic virtue ethics. In developing a pluralistic view, it shows how different ’modes of moral response’ such as love, respect, appreciation, and creativity are all central to the virtuous response and thereby to ethics. It offers virtue ethical accounts of the good life, objectivity, rightness, demandingness, and moral epistemology.
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    Target Centred Virtue Ethics.Christine Swanton - 2021 - Oxford University Press.
    Christine Swanton presents a new target centred virtue ethics, which is opposed to orthodox virtue ethics in two major ways. She rejects the 'natural goodness' metaphysics of neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics in favour of a 'hermeneutic ontology' of ethics, and she offers a new target centred framework for assessing rightness of acts.
  3. Virtue Ethics: A Pluralistic View.Christine Swanton - 2006 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 31:75-77.
     
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  4. Virtue Ethics: A Pluralistic View.Christine Swanton - 2003 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 68 (1):209-210.
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  5. Virtue Ethics: A Pluralistic View.Christine Swanton - 2006 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 72 (2):494-497.
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  6. A virtue ethical account of right action.Christine Swanton - 2001 - Ethics 112 (1):32-52.
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    The Virtue Ethics of Hume and Nietzsche.Christine Swanton (ed.) - 2015 - Malden, MA: Wiley.
    This ground-breaking and lucid contribution to the vibrant field of virtue ethics focuses on the influential work of Hume and Nietzsche, providing fresh perspectives on their philosophies and a compelling account of their impact on the development of virtue ethics. A ground-breaking text that moves the field of virtue ethics beyond ancient moral theorists and examines the highly influential ethical work of Hume and Nietzsche from a virtue ethics perspective Contributes both to virtue ethics and a refreshed understanding of Hume’s (...)
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    Neglected Virtues.Glen Pettigrove & Christine Swanton (eds.) - 2021 - Routledge.
    This book explores the nitty-gritty details of particular virtues. Most of the virtues discussed--ambition, cheerfulness, creativity, magnificence, pride, wit, wonder--have been almost wholly neglected by contemporary ethicists.
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    Profiles of the Virtues.Christine Swanton - 1995 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 76 (1):47-72.
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    Moral Wisdom and Good Lives.Christine Swanton - 1998 - Mind 107 (428):898-900.
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    Can Hume Be Read as a Virtue Ethicist?Christine Swanton - 2007 - Hume Studies 33 (1):91-113.
    It is not unusual now for Hume to be read as part of a virtue ethical tradition. However there are a number of obstacles in the way of such a reading: subjectivist, irrationalist, hedonistic, and consequentialist interpretations of Hume. In this paper I support a virtue ethical reading by arguing against all these interpretations. In the course of these arguments I show how Hume should be understood as part of a virtue ethical tradition which is sentimentalist in a response-dependent sense, (...)
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    On the "essential contestedness" of political concepts.Christine Swanton - 1985 - Ethics 95 (4):811-827.
  13. Heideggerian Environmental Virtue Ethics.Christine Swanton - 2010 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 23 (1-2):145-166.
    Environmental ethics is apparently caught in a dilemma. We believe in human species partiality as a way of making sense of many of our practices. However as part of our commitment to impartialism in ethics, we arguably should extend the principle of impartiality to other species, in a version of biocentric egalitarianism of the kind advocated by Paul Taylor. According to this view, not only do all entities that possess a good have inherent worth, but they have equal inherent worth, (...)
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    Satisficing and Virtue.Christine Swanton - 1993 - Journal of Philosophy 90 (1):33-48.
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    Freedom: A Coherence Theory.Christine Swanton - 1992 - Hackett.
    ... View (i) The Thesis of Essential Contestedness The view that freedom and other ideals such as justice are essentially contested is important, ...
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  16. Virtue Ethics and the Problem of Indirection: A Pluralistic Value-Centred Approach: Christine Swanton.Christine Swanton - 1997 - Utilitas 9 (2):167-181.
    Many forms of virtue ethics, like certain forms of utilitarianism, suffer from the problem of indirection. In those forms, the criterion for status of a trait as a virtue is not the same as the criterion for the status of an act as right. Furthermore, if the virtues for example are meant to promote the nourishing of the agent, the virtuous agent is not standardly supposed to be motivated by concern for her own flourishing in her activity. In this paper, (...)
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  17. Outline of a Nietzschean Virtue Ethics.Christine Swanton - 1998 - International Studies in Philosophy 30 (3):29-38.
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    14 The definition of virtue ethics.Christine Swanton - 2013 - In Daniel C. Russell (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Virtue Ethics. Cambridge University Press. pp. 315.
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  19. Virtue ethics, role ethics, and business ethics.Christine Swanton - 2006 - In Rebecca L. Walker & Philip J. Ivanhoe (eds.), Working Virtue: Virtue Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems. Oxford University Press.
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    Deadly Vices.Christine Swanton - 2007 - Philosophical Quarterly 57 (229):693-696.
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    What Kind of Virtue Ethicist Is Hume?Christine Swanton - 2015 - In The Virtue Ethics of Hume and Nietzsche. Chichester, UK: Wiley. pp. 87–108.
    This chapter argues that Hume's views on the nature and sources of virtue are pluralistic. He has a pluralistic account of the sources of the moral sentiment, the taxonomy of virtue, and most importantly, the criteria of virtue. The chapter also argues that his views are neither utilitarian in particular nor consequentialist in general, but comprise overlooked but significant non‐consequentialist features, gleaned particularly from Book II of the Treatise (Of the Passions), and which are characteristic of virtue ethics in general. (...)
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  22. Virtue Ethics and the Problem of Moral Disagreement.Christine Swanton - 2010 - Philosophical Topics 38 (2):157-180.
    According to many critics of virtue ethics the dominant virtue ethical paradigm of practical reasoning and right action both encourages a dismissive attitude to moral disagreement and offers a bad model for dealing with it. The charge of dismissiveness raises two issues. First, what is it to take moral disagreement seriously? Second, can virtue ethics respond to the charge?In answer to the first question I show that on virtue ethical account of ethics a great deal of pervasive deep disagreement can (...)
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  23. Freedom: A Coherence Theory.Christine Swanton - 1997 - Mind 106 (424):800-803.
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  24. Nietzsche's on the Genealogy of Morals: Critical Essays.Keith Ansell Pearson, Babette Babich, Eric Blondel, Daniel Conway, Ken Gemes, Jürgen Habermas, Salim Kemal, Paul S. Loeb, Mark Migotti, Wolfgang Müller-Lauter, Alexander Nehamas, David Owen, Robert Pippin, Aaron Ridley, Gary Shapiro, Alan Schrift, Tracy Strong, Christine Swanton & Yirmiyahu Yovel - 2006 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In this astonishingly rich volume, experts in ethics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, political theory, aesthetics, history, critical theory, and hermeneutics bring to light the best philosophical scholarship on what is arguably Nietzsche's most rewarding but most challenging text. Including essays that were commissioned specifically for the volume as well as essays revised and edited by their authors, this collection showcases definitive works that have shaped Nietzsche studies alongside new works of interest to students and experts alike. A lengthy introduction, annotated (...)
     
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  25. A challenge to intellectual virtue from moral virtue: The case of universal love.Christine Swanton - 2010 - Metaphilosophy 41 (1-2):152-171.
    : On the Aristotelian picture of virtue, moral virtue has at its core intellectual virtue. An interesting challenge for this orthodoxy is provided by the case of universal love and its associated virtues, such as the dispositions to exhibit grace, or to forgive, where appropriate. It is difficult to find a property in the object of such love, in virtue of which grace, for example, ought to be bestowed. Perhaps, then, love in general, including universal love, is not necessarily exhibited (...)
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    Robert Stevens on offers.Christine Swanton - 1989 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 67 (4):472 – 475.
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  27. Expertise and virtue in role ethics.Christine Swanton - 2019 - In Tim Dare & Christine Swanton (eds.), Perspectives in Role Ethics: Virtues, Reasons, and Obligation. Routledge.
     
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    Is the difference principle a principle of justice?Christine Swanton - 1981 - Mind 90 (359):415-421.
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    The concept of interests.Christine Swanton - 1980 - Political Theory 8 (1):83-101.
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    The supposed tension between 'strength' and 'gentleness' conceptions of the virtues.Christine Swanton - 1997 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 75 (4):497 – 510.
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  31. What kind of virtue theorist is Hume?Christine Swanton - 2009 - In Charles R. Pigden (ed.), Hume on Motivation and Virtue. Palgrave-Macmillan.
     
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    A Virtue Ethical Theory of Role Ethics.Christine Swanton - 2016 - Journal of Value Inquiry 50 (4):687-702.
  33. Con Nietzsche be both an existentialist and a virtue ethicist?Christine Swanton - 2006 - In Timothy Chappell (ed.), Values and Virtues: Aristotelianism in Contemporary Ethics. Oxford University Press.
  34. Nietzsche's virtue ethics.Christine Swanton - 2014 - In Stan van Hooft & Nafsika Athanassoulis (eds.), The Handbook of Virtue Ethics. Acumen Publishing.
     
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    On the nature of sexual harassment.Jan Crosthwaite & Christine Swanton - 1986 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 64 (S1):91-106.
  36. Is the moral problem solved?Christine Swanton - 1996 - Analysis 56 (3):155–160.
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    The rationality of ethical intuitionism.Christine Swanton - 1987 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 65 (2):172 – 181.
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    Weakness of Will as a Species of Executive Cowardice.Christine Swanton - 1991 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 21 (2):123 - 140.
    In this paper, I am concerned to show that a wide and interesting range of phenomena commonly described as ‘weakness of will’ should be understood as manifesting a defect of what I shall call ‘executive cowardice’ rather than a strong kind of irrationality. More specifically, I claim that such cases should not be understood as an irrational bypassing of an all-things-considered judgment about the thing to do—a view succinctly described by Peacocke thus: The akrates is irrational because although he intentionally (...)
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    Nietzschean Virtue Ethics.Christine Swanton - 2015 - In The Virtue Ethics of Hume and Nietzsche. Chichester, UK: Wiley. pp. 195–211.
    To affirm one's life in a Nietzschean sense one must “self‐overcome,” one must overcome weaknesses in dealing with resistances and challenges of various kinds in a process of self‐development. A focus on “self‐overcoming” could set virtue ethics in a new direction for two basic reasons. First, insofar as virtue is intrinsically associated with “self‐overcoming,” the virtue ethics would be a “virtue ethics of becoming” in a sense to be explicated. Second, a prime vehicle for self‐overcoming for Nietzsche is creativity, so (...)
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    Can Hume Be Both a Sentimentalist and a Virtue Ethicist?Christine Swanton - 2015 - In The Virtue Ethics of Hume and Nietzsche. Chichester, UK: Wiley. pp. 43–69.
    This chapter provides a response dependence interpretation of it, and shows that it is compatible with a virtue ethical interpretation of Hume's moral philosophy. It aims to do justice to Hume's convictions both that sentiment lies at the foundations of ethics, and that ethics is a form of reliable, objective interaction with the world, permitting critical purchase on both people's behavior and emotions through objectively and socially accessible notions of virtue and vice. The distinction between a scientific constitution of properties (...)
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    Hume and Nietzsche as Response Dependence Virtue Ethicists.Christine Swanton - 2015 - In The Virtue Ethics of Hume and Nietzsche. Chichester, UK: Wiley. pp. 19–41.
    This chapter outlines the kind of virtue ethics the author attributes to Hume and Nietzsche. There are two major differences between Aristotelian eudaimonistic virtue ethics and that of Hume and Nietzsche, discussed in the chapter. First, though character plays an important, even central role in their theories, the notions of ideal character and character as a highly robust set of dispositions are not evident. Second, the chapter explicates the virtue ethics of Nietzsche and Hume in an empiricist naturalistic manner. It (...)
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    Humean Virtue Ethics.Christine Swanton - 2015 - In The Virtue Ethics of Hume and Nietzsche. Chichester, UK: Wiley. pp. 179–194.
    This chapter shows that rather than simply focusing on empathy and benevolence, Hume's notion of love may inspire a virtue ethics of love. It outlines the bare bones of a Humean virtue ethics of love, including a Humean account of general or agapeic love. A modern development of sentimentalist virtue ethics has been undertaken by Michael Slote. The chapter shows how such a development would differ from Slote's morality of universal benevolence. Making sense of general love as a virtue or (...)
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    Practical Shape.Christine Swanton - 2020 - Philosophical Quarterly 70 (279):421-423.
    Practical Shape: A Theory of Practical Reasoning. By Jonathan Dancy.
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    Commentary on Michael Slote's "virtue ethics and democratic values".Christine Swanton - 1993 - Journal of Social Philosophy 24 (2):38-49.
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    Treating women as sex-objects.Christine Swanton, Viviane Robinson & Jan Crosthwaite - 1989 - Journal of Social Philosophy 20 (3):5-20.
    In this paper we have two related aims. First, we aim to present an account of what it is to treat women as sex-objects.1 Like other philosophical writers in the field, we hold that the central idea in an account of such treatment is the failure to treat women with proper respect in sexual behavior. This idea has been cashed out in terms of using,2 and in terms of dehumanization or failure to accord equal rights to freedom and welfare.3 However, (...)
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  46. Virtue Ethics, Value-centredness, and Consequentialism.Christine Swanton - 2001 - Utilitas 13 (2):213.
    This paper argues against two major features of consequentialist conceptions of virtue: Value-centredness and the Hegemony of Promotion as a mode of moral acknowledgement or responsiveness. In relation to the first feature, I argue against two ideas: Value should be understood entirely independently of virtue; and The only right-making respects which serve to make an action better than another is degree of value. I argue that what I call the bases of moral response are several, including also status, the good (...)
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    Perspectives in Role Ethics: Virtues, Reasons, and Obligation.Tim Dare & Christine Swanton (eds.) - 2019 - New York: Routledge.
    Although our moral lives would be unrecognisable without them, roles have received little attention from analytic moral philosophers. Roles are central to our lives and to our engagement with one another, and should be analysed in connection with our core notions of ethics such as virtue, reason, and obligation. This volume aims to redress the neglect of role ethics by confronting the tensions between conceptions of impartial morality and role obligations in the history of analytic philosophy and the Confucian tradition. (...)
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    A challenge to intellectual virtue from moral virtue : the case of universal love.Christine Swanton - 2010 - In Heather Battaly (ed.), Virtue and Vice, Moral and Epistemic. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 153–171.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction The Possibility of Universal Love Lovingness and Heidegger's Notion of a Grundstimmung Grace Universal Love as Arational Universal Love as Reasonless Acknowledgments References.
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    Thomas Hurka, Virtue, Vice, and Value: Hurka, Thomas . Virtue, Vice, and Value. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Pp. 288. $60.00 (cloth).Christine Swanton - 2002 - Ethics 113 (1):163-166.
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  50. Compassion as a Virtue in Hume.Christine Swanton - 2000 - In Anne Jaap Jacobson (ed.), Feminist Interpretations of David Hume. Pennsylvania State University Press. pp. 156--173.
     
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