Rebecca Stangl

Associate Professor

Ethics, History of Philosophy

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  • Office Address: 124 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Monday 3:30-4:30, and by appointment
  • Class Schedule:

    EGMT 1540 What Isn't For Sale

    MW 2-3:15

    TR 5-6:15

Rebecca Stangl is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia, specializing in contemporary virtue ethics and bioethics.

Recent and forthcoming essays include:
•    “Neo-Aristotelian Supererogation,” Ethics, 126:2 (January 2016) 339-365. (Published Online: December 2015.)
•    “Cultural Relativity and the Justification of the Virtues,” in Nancy Snow, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Virtue (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2015.)
•    “Taking Moral Risks Virtuously,” in Christian Miller, ed. The Character Project: New Perspectives in Psychology, Philosophy, and Theology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), 215-233.
•    “Particularism”, “Thick Ethical Property”, and “Trolley Problem,” in Robert Audi, ed. The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, 3rd Edition (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2012).
•    “Asymmetrical Virtue Particularism,” Ethics, 121: 1 (October 2010): 37-57.
•     “Selective Termination and Respect for the Disabled,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 35:1 (February 2010) 32-45. (Published Online: December 24, 2009.)  
•    “Plan B and the Doctrine of Double Effect,” Hastings Center Report, 39:4 (July 2009) 21-25.
•    “A Dilemma for Particularist Virtue Ethics,” Philosophical Quarterly, 58:233 (October 2008) 665-678. (Published Online: November 5, 2007.)
•    “Particularism and the Point of Moral Principles,” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 9:2 (April 2006) 201-229.

She is currently at work on a book called Neither Heroes nor Saints: Neo-Aristotelian Self-Cultivation.  This research was supported by a grant from The Character Project at Wake Forest University, sponsored by the Templeton Foundation. 

She was also a recipient of The University of Virginia’s 2012 All-University Teaching Award.

Full-time Faculty

Sahar Akhtar

Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Barnes


Talbot Brewer


Ross P. Cameron

Professor & Director of Undergraduate Program

James Cargile


Brie Gertler

Commonwealth Professor & Department Chair

Paul Humphreys

Commonwealth Professor

Harold Langsam


Antonia LoLordo

Professor & Director of Graduate Studies

Loren Lomasky

Cory Professor of Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law

Ian McCready-Flora

Assistant Professor

Trenton Merricks

Commonwealth Professor

Walter Ott

Professor & Director of Graduate Admissions

Jorge Secada


A. John Simmons

John Allen Hollingsworth Professor of Philosophy

Rebecca Stangl

Associate Professor

Affiliated Faculty

Colin Bird

Associate Professor (Politics) & Director of Political Philosophy, Policy and Law

Erin Eaker

A&S Assistant Dean & Assistant Professor

M. Jamie Ferreira

Professor Emerita (Religious Studies)

Kim Ferzan

Caddell & Chapman Professor of Law

George Klosko

Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professor (Politics)

Emeritus Faculty

Daniel Devereux

Professor Emeritus

Cora Diamond

Kenan Professor of Philosophy Emerita

John Marshall

Professor Emeritus

George Thomas

Professor Emeritus

Visiting Faculty

Andrew Morgan

Assistant Professor

Joshua Schwartz

Assistant Professor, General Faculty