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Dr Liezl Van Zyl

BA(Hons,) MA, DPhil Stellenbosch

Senior Lecturer

Philosophy

School of Social Sciences

(liezl@waikato.ac.nz)

Expertise

Ethical theory; applied ethics; political philosophy; aesthetics.

Featured Publications

Liezl van Zyl, 2013. Virtue ethics and right action, in D. Russell (ed.) Cambridge Companion to Virtue Ethics, Cambridge University Press.

Liezl van Zyl. 2011. What about ought? Response to Practical Intelligence and the Virtues. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, September.

Liezl van Zyl. 2009. Agent-based virtue ethics and the problem of action guidance, Journal of Moral Philosophy 6(1): 50-69.

Liezl van Zyl. 2007. Can virtuous people emerge from tragic dilemmas having acted well? Journal of Applied Philosophy 24 (1): 50-61.

Liezl van Zyl. 2000. Death and Compassion: A Virtue-Based Approach to Euthanasia. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

Forthcoming Publications

Liezl van Zyl, forthcoming in 2013. Right action and the targets of virtue, in S. Van Hooft (ed.), Handbook of Virtue Ethics, Acumen and McGraw-Hill.

Liezl van Zyl, forthcoming in 2014. What is a virtue?, in M. Alfano (ed.), Current Controversies in Virtue Theory, Routledge.

Liezl van Zyl, forthcoming in 2014. Aristotelian virtue ethics, in M. Slote and L. Besser-Jones, Routledge Companion to Virtue Ethics, Routledge. 

Recent Publications

  • Van Zyl, L., Walker, R. (2013) Beyond altruistic and commercial contract motherhood: The professional model
    Refereed Journal Articles - Bioethics
  • Van Zyl, L. (2011) What about ought? Response to Practical Intelligence and the Virtues
    Refereed Journal Articles - Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy
  • Van Zyl, L. (2011) Right action and the non-virtuous agent
    Refereed Journal Articles - Journal of Applied Philosophy
  • Van Zyl, L. (2011) Qualified-agent virtue ethics
    Refereed Journal Articles - The South African Journal of Philosophy

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Contact Details

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Van Zyl, Dr Liezl 8442 liezl J.3.19A Philosophy Programme

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