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  1. Christine Swanton (2014). Nietzsche's Virtue Ethics. In Stan van Hooft & Nafsika Athanassoulis (eds.), The Handbook of Virtue Ethics. Acumen Publishing Ltd..
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  2. Christine Swanton (2014). The Notion of the Moral: The Relation Between Virtue Ethics and Virtue Epistemology. Philosophical Studies 171 (1):121-134.
    In this paper I argue that virtue ethics should be understood as a form of ethics which integrates various domains of the practical in relation to which virtues are excellences. To argue this it is necessary to distinguish two senses of the “moral”: the broad sense which integrates the domains of the practical and a narrow classificatory sense. Virtue ethics, understood as above, believes that all genuine virtue should be understood as what I call virtues proper. To possess a virtue (...)
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  3. Christine Swanton (2013). Harmony, Reverence, and Attention. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 12 (3):351-358.
    The object of Angle’s rich, fascinating and wide-ranging book is the admirable one of building a bridge between Confucian ethics and modern ethical thought. He does this through the use of two major tools. The first is the overall framework: Confucian ethics is understood as a type of virtue ethics. The second is the deployment of “bridge concepts” “which allow us to put two traditions into dialogue” for “they are open enough to permit of greater specification” (Stalnaker 2006: 17) in (...)
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  4. Christine Swanton (2013). 14 The Definition of Virtue Ethics. In Daniel C. Russell (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Virtue Ethics. Cambridge University Press. 315.
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  5. Christine Swanton (2010). A Challenge to Intellectual Virtue From Moral Virtue: The Case of Universal Love. Metaphilosophy 41 (1):152-171.
    Abstract: 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, (...)
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  6. Christine Swanton (2010). Heideggerian Environmental Virtue Ethics. 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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  7. Christine Swanton (2010). Reply to Baier. In Charles R. Pigden (ed.), Hume on Motivation and Virtue. Palgrave Macmillan. 259.
  8. Christine Swanton (2010). Virtue Ethics and the Problem of Moral Disagreement. 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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  9. Christine Swanton (2010). What Kind of Virtue Theorist is Hume? In Charles R. Pigden (ed.), Hume on Motivation and Virtue. Palgrave Macmillan.
     
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  10. Christine Swanton (2009). Remastering Morals with Aristotle and Confucius (Review). Philosophy East and West 59 (2):pp. 230-233.
  11. Christine Swanton (2009). Review of Rachel Cohon, Hume's Morality: Feeling and Fabrication. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (7).
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  12. Christine Swanton (2007). Can Hume Be Read as a Virtue Ethicist? 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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  13. Christine Swanton (2007). Deadly Vices – Gabriele Taylor. Philosophical Quarterly 57 (229):693–696.
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  14. Christine Swanton (2007). From Freedom: A Coherence Theory (1992). In Ian Carter, Matthew H. Kramer & Hillel Steiner (eds.), Freedom: A Philosophical Anthology. Blackwell Pub.. 298.
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  15. Christine Swanton (2007). Virtue Ethics, Role Ethics, and Business Ethics. In Rebecca L. Walker & P. J. Ivanhoe (eds.), Working Virtue: Virtue Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems. Oxford University Press.
  16. 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). Nietzsche's on the Genealogy of Morals: Critical Essays. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  17. Christine Swanton (2006). Con Nietzsche Be Both an Existentialist and a Virtue Ethicist? In T. D. J. Chappell (ed.), Values and Virtues: Aristotelianism in Contemporary Ethics. Oxford University Press.
  18. Christine Swanton (2006). Can Nietzsche Be Both a Virtue Ethicist and an Existentialist? In Timothy Chappell (ed.), Values and Virtues: Aristotelianism in Contemporary Ethics. Clarendon Press.
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  19. Christine Swanton (2003). Review: Uneasy Virtue. [REVIEW] Mind 112 (447):533-536.
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  20. Christine Swanton (2003). Uneasy Virtue. Mind 112 (447):533-536.
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  21. Christine Swanton (2003). Virtue Ethics: A Pluralistic View. Clarendon Press.
    Christine Swanton offers a new, comprehensive theory of virtue ethics which addresses the major concerns of modern ethical theory from a character-based perspective. Discussion of many problems in moral theory, such as moral constraints, rightness of action, the good life, the demandingness of ethics, the role of the subjective, and the practicality of ethics, has been dominated by Kantian and Consequentialist theories, with their own distinctive conceptual apparatus. Virtue Ethics shows how a different framework can shed new light on these (...)
     
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  22. Christine Swanton (2002). Thomas Hurka, Virtue, Vice, and Value: Hurka, Thomas . Virtue, Vice, and Value. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Pp. 288. $60.00 (Cloth). [REVIEW] Ethics 113 (1):163-166.
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  23. Christine Swanton (2002). Morals From Motives. Mind 111 (443):711-714.
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  24. Christine Swanton (2002). Review: Morals From Motives. [REVIEW] Mind 111 (443):711-714.
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  25. Christine Swanton (2001). Virtue Ethics, Value-Centredness, and Consequentialism. Utilitas 13 (02):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: (a) Value should be understood entirely independently of virtue; and (b) 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, (...)
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  26. Christine Swanton (2001). A Virtue Ethical Account of Right Action. Ethics 112 (1):32-52.
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  27. Christine Swanton (2000). Compassion as a Virtue in Hume. In Anne Jaap Jacobson (ed.), Feminist Interpretations of David Hume. Penn State University Press. 156--173.
     
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  28. Christine Swanton (1998). Outline of a Nietzschean Virtue Ethics. International Studies in Philosophy 30 (3):29-38.
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  29. Christine Swanton (1997). Book Review:Moral Wisdom and Good Lives. John Kekes. [REVIEW] Ethics 107 (4):754-.
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  30. Christine Swanton (1997). Virtue Ethics and the Problem of Indirection: A Pluralistic Value-Centred Approach. Utilitas 9 (02):167-.
    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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  31. Christine Swanton (1997). Nietzsche: The Ethics of an Immoralist (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 35 (1):148-150.
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  32. Christine Swanton (1997). The Supposed Tension Between 'Strength' and 'Gentleness' Conceptions of the Virtues. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 75 (4):497 – 510.
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  33. Christine Swanton (1997). Virtue Ethics and Satisficing Rationality. In Daniel Statman (ed.), Virtue Ethics. Georgetown University Press. 82--99.
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  34. Christine Swanton (1996). Is the Moral Problem Solved? Analysis 56 (3):155–160.
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  35. Christine Swanton (1993). Commentary on Michael Slote's "Virtue Ethics and Democratic Values". Journal of Social Philosophy 24 (2):38-49.
  36. Christine Swanton (1993). Satisficing and Virtue. Journal of Philosophy 60 (1):33-48.
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  37. Christine Swanton (1992). Freedom: A Coherence Theory. 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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  38. Christine Swanton (1991). The Role Played by the Method of Wide Reflective Equilibrium in Moral Epistemology. Dialogue 30 (04):575-.
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  39. Christine Swanton (1991). Weakness of Will as a Species of Executive Cowardice. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 21 (2):123 - 140.
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  40. Christine Swanton (1989). Robert Stevens on Offers. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 67 (4):472 – 475.
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  41. Christine Swanton, Viviane Robinson & Jan Crosthwaite (1989). Treating Women as Sex-Objects. Journal of Social Philosophy 20 (3):5-20.
  42. Christine Swanton (1987). The Rationality of Ethical Intuitionism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 65 (2):172 – 181.
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  43. Jan Crosthwaite & Christine Swanton (1986). On the Nature of Sexual Harassment. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 64 (sup1):91-106.
  44. Christine Swanton (1985). On the "Essential Contestedness" of Political Concepts. Ethics 95 (4):811-827.
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  45. Christine Swanton (1981). Is the Difference Principle a Principle of Justice? Mind 90 (359):415-421.
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  46. Christine Swanton (1980). The Concept of Interests. Political Theory 8 (1):83-101.
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