Rebecca Stangl

Rebecca Stangl

Associate Professor

Ethics, History of Philosophy

Curriculum Vitae // File CV_Stangl.docx

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Rebecca Stangl is Associate Professor of Philosophy at The University of Virginia. She specializes in contemporary ethical theory, especially virtues ethics, and is the author of Neither Heroes Nor Saints: Ordinary Virtue, Extraordinary Virtue, and Self-Cultivation (forthcoming from Oxford University Press).  Her recent work has also appeared in such journals as Ethics, Philosophical Quarterly, and The Hastings Center Report, as well as several edited collections from Oxford University Press.  In addition to her work in virtue ethics, she maintains teaching and research interests in various applied ethics issues, especially bioethics.  

Forthcoming Book:

Neither Heroes nor Saints: Ordinary Virtue, Extraordinary Virtue, and Self-Cultivation (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.)

Recent and forthcoming essays include:
· “Virtue, Dependence, and Value,”Australasian Philosophical Review, forthcoming 2020. 
· “Cultural Relativity and the Justification of the Virtues,” in Nancy Snow, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Virtue (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), 508-524. 
· “Neo-Aristotelian Supererogation,” Ethics, 126:2 (January 2016) 339-365. (Published Online: December 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”, in Robert Audi, ed. The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, 3rd Edition (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2012). 
· “Thick Ethical Property,” in Robert Audi, ed. The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, 3rd Edition (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2012). 
· “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 was also a recipient of The University of Virginia’s 2012 All-University Teaching Award.

Full-time Faculty

Nate Adams

Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Barnes


Talbot Brewer


Ross P. Cameron

Professor & Director of Undergraduate Program

Brie Gertler

Commonwealth Professor

Paul Humphreys

Commonwealth Professor

Zachary Irving

Assistant Professor

Harold Langsam

Professor & Director of Graduate Studies

Antonia LoLordo

Professor & Department Chair

Loren Lomasky

Cory Professor of Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law

Ian McCready-Flora

Assistant Professor

Trenton Merricks

Commonwealth Professor & Director of Placement

Walter Ott

Professor & Director of Graduate Admissions

Jorge Secada

Professor & Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Rebecca Stangl

Associate Professor

Visiting Faculty

Benjamin Bagley

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Chia-Hua Lin

Post-Doctoral Fellow

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)

Lecturer Faculty

Matthias Brinkmann

DeOlazarro Post-Doctoral Fellow and Research Associate

Zita Toth

Post-Doctoral Fellow and Research Associate

Emeritus Faculty

James Cargile

Professor Emeritus

Daniel Devereux

Professor Emeritus

Cora Diamond

Kenan Professor of Philosophy Emerita

John Marshall

Professor Emeritus

A. John Simmons

John Allen Hollingsworth Professor of Philosophy

George Thomas

Professor Emeritus