Dan Russell

About Dan Russell

Dan Russell is Professor of Philosophy at the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, University of Arizona. He specializes in ancient philosophy and ethics, and his work focuses on ancient philosophy mainly as a source for expanding contemporary options for thinking about how to improve our lives. He has written on Plato’s ethics and psychology (Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life, Oxford University Press, 2005) as well as contemporary virtue ethics (Practical Intelligence and the Virtues, Oxford University Press, 2009). Happiness for Humans (Oxford University Press, 2012), a book on happiness and well-being, was followed by the Cambridge Companion to Virtue Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2013). 


Selected Publications

·      “Putting Ideals in Their Place,” in The Oxford Handbook of Virtue, edited by N. Snow (Oxford, 2017)

·      “Can Profit-Seekers be Virtuous?” with Michael C. Munger (Duke University), in The Routledge Companion to Business Ethics, edited by E. Heath, B. Kaldis, and A. Marcoux (Routledge, 2017)

·      “When Does Income Cost Too Much?” in Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management, edited by A. J. G. Sison, G. R. Beabout, and I. Ferrero (Springer, 2017)

·      “Self-Ownership as a Form of Ownership,” in The Oxford Handbook of Freedom, edited by D. Schmidtz and C. Pavel (Oxford, 2016)

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Dan Russell
Professor of Philosophy, Graduate Student Director
Office: SS 239A