In this very thoughtful, clearly argued, and thoroughly original piece of work, Elise Springer manages not only to develop an important theory of moral concern but to demonstrate how individuals can transform each other as moral agents though mutual critical engagement. -- Marion Smiley, J. P. Morgan Chase Professor of Ethics, Department of Philosophy, Brandeis University This book is simply spectacular. I am stunned by its originality, intellectual sophistication, philosophical maturity, and depth of vision. I learned new things from virtually every page. Philosophers have a huge bias in favor of examining already articulated judgments, and thereby ignore the incredibly difficult and important work of developing an articulation of what is the matter. Elise Springer persuasively argues that this work deserves sustained attention in its own right, and offers new conceptual tools for making sense of what we are doing at that stage. -- Elizabeth Anderson, John Rawls Collegiate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, University of Michigan This is a tour de force. Springer not only revises the way we should read the historical approaches of how we respond to others, but she also captures the moral-social dimension of virtue. -- Luciana Garbayo, Department of Philosophy, University of Texas at El Paso
Elise Springer is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University.
This is a book everyone interested in ethics should read.-The Review of Metaphysics