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

Prof Stan Van Hooft

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

chapter

Introduction

Prof Stan Van Hooft

(2013), pp. 1-14, The Handbook of Virtue Ethics, Durham, England, B1

chapter

Virtue and identity

Prof Stan Van Hooft

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

chapter
2012

The western humanist tradition

Prof Stan Van Hooft

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

chapter

Teaching or preaching — Max Charlesworth and religious education

Prof Stan Van Hooft

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

journal
2011

Commitment and the bond of love

Prof Stan 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?

Prof Stan Van Hooft

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

journal

Caring, objectivity and justice : an integrative view

Prof Stan Van Hooft

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

journal

Hope

Prof Stan Van Hooft

(2011), Durham, England, A1

book
2010

Cosmopolitanism, identity and recognition

Prof Stan Van Hooft

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

chapter

Introduction : In Questioning cosmopolitanism

Prof Stan Van Hooft, Wim Vandekerckhove

(2010), pp. XV-XXVIII, Questioning cosmopolitanism, Dordrecht, New York, B1

chapter
2009

Political patriotism

Prof Stan Van Hooft

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

journal

Cosmopolitanism and tolerance

Prof Stan Van Hooft

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

chapter

Dialogue, virtue and ethics

Prof Stan 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

Prof Stan Van Hooft

(2009), Stocksfield Hall, England, A1

book
2008

Cosmopolitanism, identity and recognition

Prof Stan Van Hooft

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

journal
2007

Death and dualism

Prof Stan 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

Prof Stan Van Hooft

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

journal

Cosmopolitanism as virtue

Prof Stan Van Hooft

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

journal
2006

Understanding virtue ethics

Prof Stan Van Hooft

(2006), Chesham, England, A1

book

Caring about health

Prof Stan Van Hooft

(2006), Aldershot, England, A1

book
2004

Life, death, and subjectivity : moral sources in bioethics

Prof Stan Van Hooft

(2004), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, A1

book

Ricoeur on responsibility

Prof Stan Van Hooft

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

journal

Socratic dialogue and medical ethics

Paolo Dordoni, Prof Stan Van Hooft

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

chapter
2003

Pain and communication

Prof Stan 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

Prof Stan Van Hooft

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

chapter

La caze on envy and resentment

Prof Stan 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: Boethius

Prof Stan Van Hooft

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

journal

Key thinkers in practical philosophy: Robert Nozick

Prof Stan Van Hooft

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

journal
2001

Overcoming principles: dialogue in business ethics

Prof Stan Van Hooft

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

journal

Judgement, decision, and integrity

Prof Stan Van Hooft

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

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