Dr. Peter A. French

Peter A. French is the Lincoln Chair In Ethics and the Director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University. He was the Cole Chair In Ethics, Director of The Ethics Center, and Chair of the Department of Philosophy of the University of South Florida. Before that he was the Lennox Distinguished Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He has taught at Northern Arizona University; the University of Minnesota; Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia; and served as Exxon Distinguished Research Professor in the Center for the Study of Values at the University of Delaware. He has a BA from Gettysburg College, an MA from the University of Southern California, a Ph.D. from the University of Miami. Dr. French has a national reputation in ethical and legal theory, applied ethics and in collective and corporate responsibility. He also publishes on topics in Twentieth Century Analytic Philosophy. He is the author of seventeen books including Cowboy Metaphysics: Ethics and Death in Westerns, Corporate Ethics, Responsibility Matters, Corporations in the Moral Community, The Spectrum of Responsibility, Collective and Corporate Responsibility, Ethics in Government, and The Scope of Morality. His most recent book, The Virtues of Vengeance, was published in March 2001.Dr. French is a senior editor of Midwest Studies in Philosophy, editor of the Journal of Social Philosophy, and was general editor of the Issues in Contemporary Ethics series. He has published dozens of articles in the major philosophical and legal journals and reviews, many of which have been anthologized.