Date Updated




Academic Rank

Professor Emeritus

Year Retired from SJSU


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Educational Background

Stanford University, Philosophy, 1970, A.B.

London School of Economics and Political Science, Politics, 1976, Ph.D.

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, 8/1986–12/2017

Tennessee State University, 8/1979–7/1986

Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee-Nashville, 9/1976–/1979

Administrative and Professional Experience

Fulbright Visiting Professor, University of Hong Kong, 2011–12 Research Fellowship, Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, U. S. Naval Academy, 2010–11

Co-Director, SJSU Study Abroad Program in Bath, England, Spring 2007

Chair of Philosophy Department, SJSU, 1992–2003

Resident Director, CSU International Program at the University of Zimbabwe,1999–2001

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Freie Universität, Berlin, 1987–88

Fulbright Senior Lectureship, University of Zimbabwe, 1983–84

NEH Fellowship in Residence at the University of Michigan, 1978–79

Selected Publications

Utilitarianism and the Ethics of War (London and New York: Routledge, 2016).

Business Ethics, 9th ed. (Belmont, Calif: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2017).

Contemporary Ethics: Taking Account of Utilitarianism (Oxford: Blackwell, 1999).

Marx's Theory of History (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1978).



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