Nancy Snow

Dr. Snow is Professor and Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing at the University of Oklahoma. She is also co-Director of The Self, Motivation & Virtue Project, a $2.6 million research initiative on the moral self. She is the author of Virtue as Social Intelligence: An Empirically Grounded Theory (Routledge, 2009) and over thirty papers on virtue and ethics more broadly. 



Eudaimonia (also known as Eudaemonism) is a Greek word, which refers to a state of having a good indwelling spirit or being in a contented state of being healthy, happy and prosperous. In moral philosophy, eudaimonia is used to refer to the right actions as those that result in the well-being of an individual.


The Oxford Handbook of Virtue. The first volume to bring together work on virtue from ethics and epistemology

  • Includes representative work on virtue ethics, applied virtue ethics, virtue epistemology, and applied virtue epistemology

  • Includes work on virtue non-western and religious traditions

cultivating virtue

Collects new and reworked essays by philosophers, theologians, and psychologists at the forefront of research into virtue

  • Advances virtue ethics literature by bringing philosophical work to bear on virtue cultivation

  • Interweaves Aristotelean and Kantian perspectives with Buddhist, Islamic, and Christian traditions as well as empirical psychological work