Virginia Held

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  • 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)

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)