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Emeritus Professor Philosophy, Deakin University

Stan van Hooft is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Deakin University in Australia. He is the author of Caring: An Essay in the Philosophy of Ethics, (Niwot, University Press of Colorado, 1995) and numerous journal articles on moral philosophy, bioethics, business ethics, and on the nature of health and disease. He is also a co-author of Facts and Values: An Introduction to Critical Thinking for Nurses, (Sydney, MacLennan and Petty, 1995). His Life, Death, and Subjectivity: Moral Sources for Bioethics, was published by Rodopi (Amsterdam and New York) in 2004. Stan published two further books in 2006: Caring about Health, (Aldershot, Ashgate), and Understanding Virtue Ethics, (Chesham, Acumen Publishers). Acumen Publishers published his Cosmopolitanism: A Philosophy for Global Ethics in July, 2009. This book was shortlisted for the Australian Eureka Prize for Research in Ethics in 2010. His current research centres on Global Ethics and Political Philosophy, the concept of caring in contemporary moral theory, and the role of hope in politics and religion. His book, Hope was published by Acumen in 2011 and his edited volume, The Handbook of Virtue Ethics, was published by Acumen (now Routledge) in 2014.


  • –present
    Emeritus Professor Philosophy, Deakin University


  • 1977 
    University of Melbourne, PhD Philosophy