|Main interests||Ethics of care, Feminist ethics, Morality of political violence|
|Institutions||Columbia University, Hunter College, CUNY Graduate Center|
Virginia Held is a leading moral, social/political and feminist philosopher whose work on the ethics of care sparked significant research into the ethical dimensions of providing care for others and critiques of the traditional role of women in society. Held defends care ethics as a distinct moral framework from Kantian, utilitarian and virtue ethics. Held's work on the morality of political violence viewed through the window of ethics of care has also been significantly influential.
Held was named Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York – Graduate Center and Hunter College in 1996, received her Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University in 1968 and worked at Hunter College as lecturer (1965–69), assistant professor (1969–72), associate professor (1973–77) and full professor from 1977 to her retirement in 2001. She was affiliated with the CUNY Graduate Center in 1973, and served as deputy executive officer of the Philosophy program at the CUNY Graduate Center from 1980-1984. She also served as president of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association in 2001-2002.
Among Held's publications are the widely used introduction to women’s studies, Women’s Realities, Women’s Choices (as co-editor; Oxford University Press, 1st edition 1983; now in its 3rd edition, 2005,) The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political and Global (Oxford University Press, 2006,) and How Terrorism is Wrong: Morality and Political Violence (Oxford University Press, 2008.)
- Saunder-Sault, Maureen (2011). Care Ethics. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
- Tong, Williams, Rosemarie, Nancy (2009). Feminist Ethics. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
- "How Terrorism Is Wrong: Morality and Political Violence". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
- Held, Virginia. "Virginia Held Curriculum Vitae". Retrieved 25 June 2013.
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