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  1. 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. The book departs in significant ways from classical virtue ethics and neo-Aristotelianism, employing insights from Nietzsche and other sources, resulting in a highly distinctive and original brand of virtue ethics.
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  2. Christine Swanton (2005). Virtue Ethics: A Pluralistic View. Oxford University Press Uk.
    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 (...)
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  3. Christine Swanton (2001). A Virtue Ethical Account of Right Action. Ethics 112 (1):32-52.
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  4. 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.
    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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    Christine Swanton (2014). A Review of “Character as Moral Fiction”, by Mark Alfano. [REVIEW] Australasian Journal of Philosophy 93 (1):203-203.
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    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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    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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    Christine Swanton (1985). On the "Essential Contestedness" of Political Concepts. Ethics 95 (4):811-827.
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    Christine Swanton (1997). Virtue Ethics and the Problem of Indirection: A Pluralistic Value-Centred Approach. Utilitas 9 (2):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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    Christine Swanton (1993). Satisficing and Virtue. Journal of Philosophy 60 (1):33-48.
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    Christine Swanton (2010). A Challenge to Intellectual Virtue From Moral Virtue: The Case of Universal Love. Metaphilosophy 41 (1):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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    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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    Christine Swanton (1998). Outline of a Nietzschean Virtue Ethics. International Studies in Philosophy 30 (3):29-38.
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    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 (...)
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    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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    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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    Christine Swanton (1996). Is the Moral Problem Solved? Analysis 56 (3):155–160.
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    Christine Swanton (2002). Review: Morals From Motives. [REVIEW] Mind 111 (443):711-714.
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  19. 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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    Christine Swanton (2001). Virtue Ethics, Value-Centredness, and Consequentialism. 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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    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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    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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    Christine Swanton (2003). Review: Uneasy Virtue. [REVIEW] Mind 112 (447):533-536.
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    Christine Swanton (1980). The Concept of Interests. Political Theory 8 (1):83-101.
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  25. 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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    Christine Swanton (1987). The Rationality of Ethical Intuitionism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 65 (2):172 – 181.
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    Christine Swanton (2009). Remastering Morals with Aristotle and Confucius (Review). Philosophy East and West 59 (2):pp. 230-233.
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    Christine Swanton (2015). Comments on Intelligent Virtue: Rightness and Exemplars of Virtue. Journal of Value Inquiry 49 (1-2):307-314.
    IntroductionIntelligent Virtue is a great book on virtue: an eminently sensible book, and I agree with virtually all of it. For me describing a philosophy book as sensible and indeed commonsensical is real praise, for much philosophy exemplifies a vice to which Martha Nussbaum has drawn our attention in ‘Saving Aristotle’s Appearances.’See Language and Logos Studies in Ancient Greek Philosophy, ed. Malcolm Schofield and Nussbaum , pp. 267–293, 277. This is the intellectual vice of philosophers who got ‘fascinated with the (...)
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    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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    Christine Swanton, Viviane Robinson & Jan Crosthwaite (1989). Treating Women as Sex-Objects. 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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    Christine Swanton (1991). The Role Played by the Method of Wide Reflective Equilibrium in Moral Epistemology. Dialogue 30 (04):575-.
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  32. 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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    Jan Crosthwaite & Christine Swanton (1986). On the Nature of Sexual Harassment. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 64 (sup1):91-106.
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    Christine Swanton (1981). Is the Difference Principle a Principle of Justice? Mind 90 (359):415-421.
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    Christine Swanton (1997). Nietzsche: The Ethics of an Immoralist. Journal of the History of Philosophy 35 (1):148-150.
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    Christine Swanton (1991). Weakness of Will as a Species of Executive Cowardice. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 21 (2):123 - 140.
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    Christine Swanton (2003). Uneasy Virtue. Mind 112 (447):533-536.
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    Christine Swanton (1993). Commentary on Michael Slote's "Virtue Ethics and Democratic Values". Journal of Social Philosophy 24 (2):38-49.
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    Christine Swanton (2007). Deadly Vices – Gabriele Taylor. Philosophical Quarterly 57 (229):693–696.
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    Christine Swanton (1989). Robert Stevens on Offers. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 67 (4):472 – 475.
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    Christine Swanton (2009). Review of Rachel Cohon, Hume's Morality: Feeling and Fabrication. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (7).
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    Christine Swanton (2002). Morals From Motives. Mind 111 (443):711-714.
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    Christine Swanton (1997). Book Review:Moral Wisdom and Good Lives. John Kekes. [REVIEW] Ethics 107 (4):754-.
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  44. 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
     
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  45. 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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  46. 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
  47. 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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  48. Christine Swanton (1989). Rosalind Hursthouse: "Beginning Lives". [REVIEW] Australasian Journal of Philosophy 67:109.
     
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  49. Christine Swanton (1987). Review of Rex Martin: Rawls and rights. [REVIEW] Theoria 53 (1):67.
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  50. Christine Swanton (2010). Reply to Baier. In Charles R. Pigden (ed.), Hume on Motivation and Virtue. Palgrave Macmillan 259.
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