Virtue Ethics and Role Ethics (special issue)

A new special issue of The Journal of Value Inquiry is dedicated to Virtue Ethics and Role Ethics (Volume 50, Issue 4, December 2016). The issue is edited by Richard Paul Hamilton (Notre Dame, Australia) and includes what look to be some very welcome discussions.

Here is the list of contents. The short introduction (full text via link below) provides useful context plus paper summaries.

  • Introduction: My Role and Its Virtues (Richard Paul Hamilton)
  • A Virtue Ethical Theory of Role Ethics (Christine Swanton)
  • Robust Role-Obligation: How Do Roles Make a Moral Difference? (Tim Dare)
  • The Ethical Importance of Roles (Anne Baril)
  • The Wholehearted Professional (Richard Paul Hamilton)
  • Academic Virtues: Site Specific and Under Threat (Michael P. Levine & Damian Cox)
  • Virtue Ethics and Public Policy: Upholding Medical Virtue in Therapeutic Relationships as a Case Study (Justin Oakley)
  • A Defence of the Aristotelian Virtue of Magnificence (Nafsika Athanassoulis)
  • Role Modeling in an Early Confucian Context (Cheryl Cottine)