B. Virtue Ethics > New Collection: Phenomenology and Virtue Ethics, Kevin Hermberg, Paul Gyllenhammer, eds. Continuum/Bloomsbury

Here is a soon-forthcoming collection on phenomenology and virtue ethics, perhaps the first in its area.

Book Description:
The correlation between person and environment has long been a central focus of phenomenological analysis. While phenomenology is usually understood as a descriptive discipline showing how essential features of the human encounter with things and people in the world are articulated, phenomenology is also based on ethical concerns. Husserl himself, the founder of the movement, gave several lecture courses on ethics. The present volume focuses on one trend in ethics—virtue ethics—and its connection to phenomenology. The essays explore how phenomenology contributes to virtue ethics and clarifies some of the issues that are central to virtue ethics. This volume initiates a conversation with virtue ethicists that is underrepresented in the current literature.

Phenomenology and Virtue Ethics offers contributions from prominent phenomenologists who develop one or more of the following issues: how phenomenology is connected to the ancient Greek or Christian virtue tradition, how phenomenology and its foundational thinkers are oriented toward virtue ethics and how phenomenology is itself a virtue discipline. The volume's focus on phenomenology and virtue ethics is the first of its kind.

Table of Contents:
Part I: Phenomenology and the Tradition \ 1. Aristotle's Phenomenology of Virtue Lawrence J. Hatab \ 2. The Greatest of These is Love: The Traditional Christian Virtues in the Thought of Michel Henry Michelle Rebidoux \ 3. Towards a Platonic-Heideggerian Vitue Ethics Matthew King \ 4. Horizon Intentionality and Aristotelian Friendship Eric Chelstrom \ 5. Affectivity, Prohairesis, and Preference Gregory Sadler \ Part II: Theoretical and Contemporary Comparative Accounts \ 6. Phenomenology, Eudaimonia, and the Virtues John J. Drummond \ 7. Phronesis, ‘Knowledge in the Hands', and Phenomenology's Anti-Theoretical Proximity to Virtue Ethics Jack Reynolds \ 8. Phenomenology and the Virtues: Scheler and von Hildebrand Robert Wood \ 9. The Self That Recedes: A Phenomenology of Virtue J. Jeremy Wisnewski \ Part III: Application of Phenomenology as a Virtue Discipline \ 10. The Virtues of Agency: A Phenomenology of Security, Courage and Creativity John Russon \ 11. Heideggerian Perfectionism and the Phenomenology of the Pedagogical Truth Event Iain Thomson \ 12. Descent to the Things Themselves: The Virtue of Dissent John Duncan \ 13. Regions of Goodness: Body, Environment and Society Paul Gyllenhammer \ Bibliography \ Index

March 24, 2013 | Registered CommenterGuy Axtell