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Virginia Held
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Columbia University

Research Interests

  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Limits on Markets
  • Group Responsibility

Courses Recently Taught

  • New Developments in the Ethics of Care (Spring 2009)
  • Social Groups: Responsibilities and Rights (Spring 2006)
  • The Ethics of Care (Spring 2003)

Representative Publications

How Terrorism Is Wrong: Morality and Political Violence (Oxford University Press, 2008)

The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, and Global, (Oxford University Press, 2006)

Feminist Morality: Transforming Culture, Society and Politics, (Univ. of Chicago, 1993)

Rights and Goods: Justifying Social Action, (Free Press/Macmillan, 1984)

The Public Interest and Individual Interests, (Basic Books, 1972)

Justice and Care: Essential Readings in Feminist Ethics, Editor (Westview, 1995)

Property, Profits, and Economic Justice, Editor (Wadsworth, 1980)

Philosophy, Morality, and International Affairs, Co-editor (Oxford Univ. Press, 1974)