Developing the Virtues
Edited by Julia Annas, Darcia Narvaez, and Nancy E. Snow
Edited by Julia Annas, Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Arizona, Darcia Narvaez, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame, and Nancy E. Snow, Professor of Philosophy, Marquette University
Julia Annas is Regents Professor in Philosophy at the University of Arizona, having also taught at Oxford. She was the founding editor of Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.
Darcia Narvaez is Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. She brings evolutionary theory, neurobiology and positive psychology to considerations of wellbeing, morality and wisdom across the lifespan, including early life, childhood and adulthood and in multiple contexts (parenting, schooling).
Nancy E. Snow is Professor and Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing at the University of Oklahoma. With Darcia Narvaez, she is the co-director of the three-year project, "The Self, Motivation, and Virtue, " funded by $2.6 million from the Templeton Religion Trust. She is the author of over thirty papers and one monograph, and has edited or co-edited five volumes.
Julia Annas is Regents Professor in Philosophy at the University of Arizona, having also taught at Oxford. She was the founding editor of Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. She is a past President of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association. She has been both a junior and senior member of the Society for Hellenic Studies. She has published many books and articles in ancient philosophy, particularly ancient ethics, and more recently in contemporary virtue ethics.
Gustavo Carlo is the Millsap Endowed Professor of Diversity and Multicultural Studies in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Missouri. His research interest is in prosocial and moral behaviors in children and adolescents, particularly focused on the personality, parenting, and sociocultural correlates of prosocial behaviors. Dr. Carlo has authored over 150 articles research journals and co-edited several books, including Moral Development through the Life Span, Health Disparities Among Ethnic Minority Families and Youth, Handbook of U.S. Latino Psychology, and his two recent books, Prosocial Behaviors: A Multidimensional Approach and Rural Ethnic Minority Families and Youth in the United States. He has served as Associate Editor and as an editorial board member for several journals and has served on grant review panels. His research has been supported by grants from NICHD and NSF, and he is a Fellow of the APA and APS.
Alexandra N. Davis is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Missouri. Her research interests focus on stress, risk and resilience, and prosocial development in low socioeconomic status, marginalized and racial/ethnic minority children and adolescents.
Robert N. Emde, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine, and at the Centers for American Health, has a CV that lists over 300 publications in the fields of early socio-emotional development, sleep research, infant mental health, diagnostic classification, early moral development, evaluation of early childhood intervention, psychoanalysis, behavioral genetics, and research education. He graduated from Dartmouth College, and then from Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons (M.D. 1960), completing his residency in psychiatry and his psychoanalytic training at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he continued on the faculty. He has lectured in 23 countries and received awards from the World Association for Infant Mental Health, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the American College of Psychoanalysts, the Colorado Psychiatric Society and the Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health. He has been designated as Honorary President of the World Association for Infant Mental Health.
Jennifer A. Herdt is the Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Yale Divinity School. She is the author of Putting On Virtue: The Legacy of the Splendid Vices, and Religion and Faction in Hume's Moral Philosophy, and has served as guest editor for special issues of the Journal of Religious Ethics and the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The recipient of a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities and an Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship, she has served on the board of directors of the Society of Christian Ethics and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Religious Ethics.
Rachana Kamtekar is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona. Her specialization is in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, especially ancient ethics, politics, and moral psychology. She has published many articles on Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and virtue ethics, both ancient and contemporary. She is currently writing a book entitled Desire and the Good: An Essay on Plato's Moral Psychology.
Daniel Lapsley is the ACE Collegiate Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology. He also holds an appointment with Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education. He is the editor or author of seven books, including Moral Psychology (1996, Westview Press), and Identity, Personality and Character: Explorations in Moral Psychology (2009, Cambridge University Press), a volume he edited with Darcia Narvaez. He studies the moral dimensions of personality and other topics in moral psychology, and has written extensively on moral and character education, along with numerous articles and chapters on various topics in child and adolescent development.
Abby S. Lavine is a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Davis. She works on developmental research in the Social and Emotional Development Lab, where her interests focus on young children's prosocial motivation and their social understanding of moral merit and deservingness.
Mark LeBar is Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University, in Tallahassee, FL. He works in moral, social, and political philosophy. His book, The Value of Living Well (Oxford University Press, 2013) is a development of contemporary eudaimonist moral theory. He is also co-editor of Equality and Public Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and is editing a forthcoming collection on justice as a virtue of individuals. He is working on an account of personal justice as at the intersection of eudaimonist virtue ethics and recent work on social norms.
Christian Miller is Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University and Director of the Character Project (www.thecharacterproject.com <http://www.thecharacterproject.comt/>), which was funded by $5.6 million in grants from the John Templeton Foundation and Templeton World Charity Foundation. He is the author of over 65 papers as well as two books with Oxford University Press, Moral Character: An Empirical Theory (2013) and Character and Moral Psychology (2014). He is also the editor or co-editor of Essays in the Philosophy of Religion (Oxford University Press), Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology (Oxford University Press), Moral Psychology, Volume V: Virtue and Happiness (MIT Press), and The Continuum Companion to Ethics (Continuum Press).
Darcia Narvaez is Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. She brings evolutionary theory, neurobiology and positive psychology to considerations of wellbeing, morality and wisdom across the lifespan, including early life, childhood and adulthood and in multiple contexts (parenting, schooling). She has published over 120 articles and chapters and is author or editor of 13 books which include Moral Development in the Professions; Postconventional Moral Thinking; Moral Development, Self and Identity; Personality, Identity and Character; Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development; Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution: Culture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing; Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom; Embodied Morality: Protectionism, Engagement and Imagination; Contexts for Young Child Flourishing: Evolution, Family and Society. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association. She is executive editor of the Journal of Moral Education. She also writes a popular blog for Psychology Today ( "Moral Landscapes ")
Nancy E. Snow is Professor and Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing at the University of Oklahoma. With Darcia Narvaez, she is the co-director of the three-year project, "The Self, Motivation, and Virtue, " funded by $2.6 million from the Templeton Religion Trust. She is the author of over thirty papers and one monograph, and has edited or co-edited five volumes. She is currently revising a monograph on hope, writing one on virtue ethics and virtue epistemology, and co-authoring a book on virtue measurement. She is the Associate Editor for Ethics and Philosophy of The Journal of Moral Education.
Matt Stichter is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Washington State University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Bowling Green State University in 2007. His research specializes in ethical theory, applied ethics, moral psychology, and the philosophy of expertise. He has written extensively on the "virtue as skill " thesis, which is the idea that the acquisition of virtue, and therefore moral development, is centrally a process of acquiring practical skills. He is currently finishing a book on this topic, entitled Ethical Expertise and Virtuous Skills. His publications also include work in the areas of animal ethics and the philosophy of punishment.
Christine Swanton is at the Philosophy Department University of Auckland New Zealand. Her most recent book, The Virtue Ethics of Hume and Nietzsche was published with Wiley- Blackwell in 2015. She is also working on a virtue ethical view of love, the metaphysics of virtue ethics, and a virtue ethical theory of role ethics. Her book on virtue ethics, Virtue Ethics: A Pluralistic View was published with Oxford University Press 2003, paper 2005.
Ross A. Thompson is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis. As a developmental psychologist, his research centers on the early foundations of the development of moral motivation in studies of emotion understanding, conscience, prosocial behavior, and parent-child relationships. He also works on the applications of this work to issues such as character development, school readiness, and moral education. His books include Preventing Child Maltreatment Through Social Support: A Critical Analysis (Sage, 1995), The Postdivorce Family (Sage, 1999), Toward a Child-Centered, Neighborhood-Based Child Protection System (Praeger, 2002), Socioemotional Development (Nebraska Symposium on Motivation; University of Nebraska Press, 1990) and Infant-Mother Attachment (Erlbaum, 1985), and he is currently working on Early Brain Development, the Media, and Public Policy.