Prof Stan Van Hooft

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Emeritus Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

Office of the Exec. Dean A&E

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, 1971
Master of Arts, University of Melbourne, 1973
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 1977
Graduate Diploma of Education, State College of Victoria, 1982

Contact

stan.vanhooft@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 43973

Research interests

Professor van Hooft has written in international journals on moral philosophy, philosophical psychology, bioethics, business ethics, and on the nature of health and disease. His more recent work has been on global ethics, cosmopolitanism, the political philosophy of international relations, and the virtue of hope. Stan draws his philosophical inspiration from such classical philosophers as Plato, Aristotle and Kant, as well as such contemporary thinkers as Paul Ricoeur, Emmanuel Levinas and Bernard Williams.

Professor van Hooft's current research centres on Global Ethics and Political Philosophy, the concept of caring in contemporary moral theory, the role of hope in politics and religion.

Affiliations

Professor van Hooft is a member of the Australasian Association of Philosophy, The Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy, The Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools, and the Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love (USA)

Professor van Hooft is also a member of the Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights, a division of the Special Research Centre for Comparative Social Research (Deakin University, Faculty of Arts and Education)
He is a consultant editor for the journals: Bioethics, Practical Philosophy, Health, Sophia, Nursing Inquiry, Nursing Ethics, Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, The Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Theory Culture & Society, and Borderlands On-line Journal.

He has been an Academic Referee for the Australian Research Council, the European Science Foundation (for the 2008 round of the EUROCORES Programme for European Collaborative Research Projects), the Research Council of the Catholic University in Leuven, and the Research Council of Ghent University.

He has been a Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne on several occasions. He has also been Visiting Fellow, Centre for Human Bioethics, Monash University, International Visiting Fellow, Hastings Center, New York, and Visiting Fellow at the Universities of Amsterdam, Ghent and Utrecht.

Teaching interests

ASP2/307 Philosophy and the Meaning of Life (a study of Plato and Nietzsche)
ASP2/315 Morals and Modernity,
ASP2/316 Ethics in Global Society
and he has developed a new unit on "Love, Sex and Death".

Knowledge areas

Applied Ethics and Moral Theory, Classical Philosophy, Political and Social Philosophy, Existentialism, Aesthetics

Conferences

In 2008, Professor van Hooft organised the second biennial conference of the International Global Ethics Association in Melbourne, on the theme, "Questioning Cosmopolitanism". In 2013, Professor van Hooft presented a paper at the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy in Athens, Greece.

Professional activities

Professor van Hooft has served on many committees during his time at Deakin, especially during the years of Victoria College.

Professor van Hooft conducts Modern Socratic Dialogues in a variety of settings with professional groups, with the general public and with individuals, as well as with students studying at secondary schools and at Deakin University.

Professor van Hooft has conducted seminars for the Ethical Practice Committee of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry in Melbourne and for the Forensic Psychiatry group of that organisation.

From 1999 to 2006, Stan was a member of the Human Research Ethics Committee of the Cabrini Hospital in Malvern, Victoria.

Stan has given lectures for the Culture and Ethics subject of the Diploma of Palliative Medicine Course at St Vincents Hospital and University of Melbourne, and has lectured at a number of high schools around Melbourne.

Throughout 1998 - 2000, Stan organised a monthly Philosophy Caf (with George Vasillacopoulos of La Trobe University) run at Borders Bookshop in Prahran.
From August 1999, he was a member of a working party of the Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools, to develop PD materials and programmes for teachers of the new VCE Philosophy curriculum

Media appearances

Resident philosopher on Radio 3RRR with monthly on-air appearances.

Awards

Cosmopolitanism: A Philosophy for Global Ethics (Chesham: Acumen Publishers, 2009), was shortlisted in 2010 for the Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Research in Ethics.

Projects

Professor van Hooft is currently editing "The Handbook of Virtue Ethics". He is also researching the role of caring for the self in moral motivation and practical reason.

In 2013, Professor van hooft presented a paper at the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy in Athens, Greece.

Publications

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2013

Sex, temperance, and virtue

S van Hooft

(2013), pp. 55-69, Virtues in action: new essays in applied virtue ethics, Basingstoke, England, B1

chapter

Introduction

S van Hooft

(2013), pp. 1-14, The handbook of virtue ethics, Durham, England, B1

chapter

Virtue and identity

S van Hooft

(2013), pp. 153-162, The Handbook of Virtue Ethics, Durham, England, B1

chapter
2012

The western humanist tradition

S van Hooft

(2012), pp. 43-48, Oxford textbook of spirituality in healthcare, Oxford, England, B1

chapter

Teaching or preaching - Max Charlesworth and religious education

S van Hooft

(2012), Vol. 51, pp. 531-544, Sophia, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2011

Caring, objectivity and justice : an integrative view

S van Hooft

(2011), Vol. 18, pp. 149-160, Nursing ethics : an international journal for health care professionals, London, England, C1

journal

Hope

S van Hooft

(2011), Durham, England, A1

book

Commitment and the bond of love

S van Hooft

(2011), pp. 115-130, Sex, love, and friendship : studies of the Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love, 1993-2003, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Humanity or justice?

S van Hooft

(2011), Vol. 7, pp. 291-302, Journal of global ethics, Abingdon, England, C1

journal
2010

Introduction : In Questioning cosmopolitanism

S Van Hooft, W Vandekerckhove

(2010), Questioning cosmopolitanism, Dordrecht, New York, B1

chapter

Cosmopolitanism, identity and recognition

S van Hooft

(2010), pp. 37-47, Questioning cosmopolitanism, Dordrecht, New York, B1

chapter
2009

Political patriotism

S Van Hooft

(2009), Vol. 1, pp. 20-29, Journal of applied ethics and philosophy, Hokkaido, Japan, C1

journal

Cosmopolitanism and tolerance

S Van Hooft

(2009), pp. 220-235, The politics and culture of globalisation : India and Australia, New Delhi, ?ndia, B1

chapter

Dialogue, virtue and ethics

S Van Hooft

(2009), pp. 81-93, Universities, ethics, and professions : debate and scrutiny, New York, N.Y., B1

chapter

Cosmopolitanism : a philosophy for global ethics

S Van Hooft

(2009), Stocksfield Hall, England, A1

book
2008

Cosmopolitanism, identity and recognition

S Van Hooft

(2008), Vol. 6, pp. 121-127, International journal of the humanities, Altona, Vic., C1

journal
2007

Death and dualism

S Van Hooft

(2007), pp. 170-182, New essays in applied ethics: animal rights, personhood and the ethics of killing, Houndmills, England, B1

chapter

Integrity and shame

S Van Hooft

(2007), Vol. 19, pp. 101-118, Journal of interdisciplinary studies, Santa Monica, Calif., C1

journal

Cosmopolitanism as virtue

S Van Hooft

(2007), Vol. 3, pp. 303-315, Journal of global ethics, London, England, C1

journal
2006

Caring about health

S Van Hooft

(2006), Aldershot, England, A1

book

Understanding virtue ethics

S Van Hooft

(2006), Chesham, England, A1

book
2004

Life, death, and subjectivity : moral sources in bioethics

S van Hooft

(2004), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, A1

book

Ricoeur on responsibility

S Van Hooft

(2004), Vol. 3, pp. 1-8, Borderlands : ejournal, Adelaide, S.Aust., C1

journal

Socratic dialogue and medical ethics

P Dordoni, S Van Hooft

(2004), pp. 205-212, Ethics and socratic dialogue in civil society, New Brunswick, NJ, B1

chapter
2003

Pain and communication

S Van Hooft

(2003), Vol. 6, pp. 255-262, Medicine, health care and philosophy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2002

Towards a philosophy of caring and spirituality for a secular age

S Van Hooft

(2002), pp. 38-50, Spirituality and palliative care, Melbourne, Vic., B1

chapter

La caze on envy and resentment

S Van Hooft

(2002), Vol. 5, pp. 141-147, Philosophical explorations: an international journal for the philosophy of mind and action, Assen, Netherlands, C1

journal

Key thinkers in practical philosophy: Robert Nozick

S Van Hooft

(2002), Vol. 5, pp. 73-74, Practical philosophy, Newport, England, C1

journal

Key thinkers in practical philosophy: Boethius

S Van Hooft

(2002), Vol. 5, pp. 68-69, Practical philosophy, Newport, England, C1

journal
2001

Judgement, decision, and integrity

S Van Hooft

(2001), Vol. 4, pp. 135-149, Philosophical Explorations: an international journal for the philosophy of mind and action, Assen, Netherlands, C1

journal

Overcoming principles: dialogue in business ethics

S Van Hooft

(2001), Vol. 5, pp. 89-106, Teaching business ethics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2014

Maxine Therese

Thesis entitled: Philosophy of Childhood: The Fundamental Childhood Needs and Wellbeing

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2013

Peter Robert Hotchin

Thesis entitled: An Order-Based Theory of Morality

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2007

Peter Robert Hotchin

Thesis entitled: Harmony in and between Aesthetic Experiences and Moral Experience

Master of Arts, School of International and Political Studies

Henk John van Leeuwen

Thesis entitled: Becoming at Home in the Natural World

Doctor of Philosophy, School of International and Political Studies

2006

Leslie Fitzgerald

Thesis entitled: The Metaphysics of Love as Moral Responsibility in Nursing and Midwifery

Doctor of Philosophy, School of International and Political Studies

2005

Gerard Walton-Rosenthal

Thesis entitled: The Phenomenology of being Meditative: A Homecoming

Doctor of Philosophy, School of International and Political Studies

Neli Nanovska-Krasteva

Thesis entitled: The Philosophical Notion of Property

Doctor of Philosophy, School of International and Political Studies

2004

Douglas Boyle

Thesis entitled: An Historical Critique of Philosophical Universalism through Foucault and Rorty

Master of Arts, School of Social & International Studies

Associate Supervisor
2014

Christopher Pollard

Thesis entitled: Merleau-Ponty, Naturalism and Phenomenological Ontology

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2010

Russell Manning

Thesis entitled: Is this Revolution being Televised? Televisual Screens and Adolescent Subjectivity

Master of Arts, School of International and Political Studies

2009

Scott William Tyndale Rawlings

Thesis entitled: Literature and Environmental Ethics: A Dissensual Ecosophy

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Helen Isobel Besemeres

Thesis entitled: Radical Epistemological Skepticism about Justified Belief

Master of Arts, School of International and Political Studies

2006

Carolyn Rose Sandford

Thesis entitled: Spectator, Fetish, Gaze

Master of Arts, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2004

Peter Crockett

Thesis entitled: Human Nature in Hobbes's Political Thought

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Social & International Studies