Professor Vigani's areas of specialization are virtue ethics and moral psychology. Her research involves elaborating and elucidating Aristotle's views on the virtues, developing accounts of individual virtues, and investigating the relationship between virtue and practical reasoning. Much of Dr. Vigani's work is informed by empirically-oriented research in psychology and cognitive science. Recent publications include: "Moral Judgments and Motivation: Making Sense of Mixed Intuitions," Ethical Perspectives, 2016, 23(2): 209-230; "Is Patience a Virtue?" Journal of Value Inquiry, 2017, 51(2): 327-340; and "Aristotle’s Account of Courage," forthcoming in History of Philosophy Quarterly.
- Ph.D. in Philosophy, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
- Certificate in Women's Studies, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
- M.A. in Philosophy, University of Auckland
- B.A. in Philosophy, French, and English, Drew University