Judith Andre

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Professor Emerita

Center for Bioethics and Social Justice

Department of Philosophy

andre @ msu.edu

PhD 1979 Michigan State University
BA 1967 Viterbo College

Curriculum Vitae


Judith Andre released a book called Worldly Virtue for Lexington Press (Rowman and Littlefield) in 2015. Each chapter addresses a particular virtue: honesty, humility, generosity, temperance, and so on. Each draws from traditions around the world (including our own), as well as the findings of social sciences. The chapter on temperance, for instance, includes a discussion of addiction as science now understands it; the treatment of generosity draws from the norm of reciprocity, as social science identifies it. The chapter on age and virtue draws from cultures that respect elders more than our own does. Some virtues are reconfigured and given new names: honoring oneself, for instance, and a stance toward the material world that she calls “earthy virtue.”

Selected Publications

Worldly Virtue: Moral Ideals and Contemporary Life: Lexington Books; 2015.

Open Hope as a Civic Virtue: Ernst Bloch and Lord Buddha, Social Philosophy Today. 2013: 29: 89-100.

Legal Ethics! Really? In: Kimberly Baltzer-Jaray and Robert Arp, eds. The Good Wife and Philosophy. Chicago: Open Court; 3-12.

The Virtue of Honoring Oneself. In: O’Reilly A, ed. Maternal Thinking: Philosophy, Politics, Practice. Toronto: Demeter Press; 2009.

Learning to Listen: Second Order Moral Perception and the Work of Bioethics. In: Eckenwiler L, Cohn F, eds. The Ethics of Bioethics: Mapping the Moral Landscape. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2007: 220-8.

Bioethics as Practice. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press; 2002.

Selected Achievements and Awards

  • Invited panel member: 9th World Congress of Bioethics, Rijeka, Croatia
  • Colloquium: Institute for Biomedical Law and Ethics, Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Outstanding University Woman Faculty Award, Faculty-Professional Women’s Association, MSU