Michael Slote (Ph.D., Harvard University), UST Professor of Ethics in the University of Miami's Philosophy Department. He has taught at Columbia University, Trinity College, Dublin, and the University of Maryland, where he was department chair for many years. He has written many articles in philosophy of mind, ethics, and political philosophy. His books include: Goods and Virtues (Oxford, 1983);Commonsense Morality and Consequentialism (Routledge, 1985);Beyond Optimizing (Harvard, 1989); From Morality to Virtue (Oxford, 1992); and Morals from Motives (Oxford, 2001). His book, The Ethics of Care and Empathy (Routledge, 2007), makes use of the recent psychology literature on empathy to develop a version of care ethics that applies to both personal and political morality. His latest work includes Moral Sentimentalism(Oxford, 2010). His recent work on the philosophy of education compliments his well-known work on ethical theory, and focuses on an empathy-based approach to moral education.