The Cambridge Companion to Virtue Ethics by Daniel C. Russell (Editor)A comprehensive overview of virtue ethics. Examines the theoretical structure of virtue ethics and its place in contemporary moral theory and other topics discussed include the history of virtue-based approaches to ethics, what makes these approaches distinctive, what they can say about specific practical issues and where we can expect them to go in the future.
Virtue Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction by Liezl van ZylAn accessible overview of central concepts, positions, and arguments in virtue ethics today. While it focuses primarily on Aristotelian virtue ethics, it also includes discussion of alternative forms of virtue ethics (sentimentalism and pluralism) and competing normative theories (consequentialism and deontology).
The Oxford Handbook of Virtue (Online) by Nancy E. Snow (Editor)A representative overview of philosophical work on virtue. It is divided into seven parts: conceptualizations of virtue, historical and religious accounts, contemporary virtue ethics and theories of virtue, central concepts and issues, critical examinations, applied virtue ethics, and virtue epistemology.
Intelligent Virtue (Online) by Julia AnnasPresents a distinctive new account of virtue and happiness as central ethical ideas. Argues that exercising a virtue involves practical reasoning of a kind which can illuminatingly be compared to the kind of reasoning we find in someone exercising a practical skill.
On Virtue Ethics by Rosalind HursthouseA defense of a neo-Aristotelian version of virtue ethics. Shows how virtue ethics can provide guidance for action, illuminate moral dilemmas, and bring out the moral significance of the emotions.
The Cardinal Virtues by R. E. Houser (Translator)These translations from the Latin works of Thomas Aquinas, Albert the Great, and Philip the Chancellor concentrate on the four cardinal virtues - prudence, justice, courage, and temperance - first identified by Plato as essential requirements for living a happy and morally good life.