Recent Essays (2019)

“The Poor Lady Immured: Notes on Public Philosophy,” Metaphilosophy 50:3 (April 2019), 250-267.

“Ambition” and “Sympathie,” in Passions Sociales, ed. Gloria Origgi (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2019), pp. 20 – 24 and 566-572.

Eighteenth-century moral philosophy: Essays

“The Kingdom of Freedom in the Garden of God: Ferguson’s Postulates of Moral Action,” (co-authored with Zisai Lin), Journal of Scottish Philosophy 16:2 (2018), 105-123.

“As Free for Acorns as for Honesty: Mandevillean Maxims for the Ethics of Commerce,” in Wealth, Commerce & Philosophy: Foundational Thinker and Business Ethics, edited by Eugene Heath and Byron Kaldis (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017), pp. 179-200.

“In the Garden of God: Religion and Vigour in the Frame of Ferguson’s Thought,” Journal of Scottish Philosophy 13:1 (2015): 55-74.  In Garden of God.pdf

“Making Metaphor Manifest: Taking Seriously Smith’s ‘Invisible Hand’,” in Propriety and Prosperity: New Studies on Adam Smith edited by David F. Hardwick and Leslie Marsh (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), pp. 169-197. Metaphor Made Manifest.pdf

“Carrying Matters too Far? Mandeville and the Eighteenth-Century Scots on the Evolution of Morals,” Journal of Scottish Philosophy 12:1 (2014): 95-118. Carrying Matters too Far.pdf

“Adam Smith on Self-Interest,” The Oxford Handbook of Adam Smith, edited by Christopher Berry, Maria Paganelli, and Craig Smith (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 241-264.

“Ferguson on the Unintended Emergence of Social Order,” in Adam Ferguson: Philosophy, Politics and Society, edited by Eugene Heath and Vincenzo Merolle (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009), pp. 155-168.

“Introduction: Ferguson’s Moral Philosophy,” in The Manuscripts of Adam Ferguson, edited by Vincenzo Merolle (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2006), pp. xlvii-lxxvi.

“Mandeville’s Bewitching Engine of Praise,” History of Philosophy Quarterly, 15 (April 1998): 205-226.

 “The Commerce of Sympathy: Adam Smith on the Emergence of Morals,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 33 (July 1995):  447-466.

Reprinted in Knud Haakonssen, ed., Adam Smith, International Library of Critical Essays in the History of Philosophy (Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, 1998).

Eighteenth-century moral philosophy: Edited Books

Adam Ferguson: Philosophy, Politics and Society, co-editor, Vincenzo Merolle (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009).

Adam Ferguson: History, Human Nature, and Progress, co-editor, Vincenzo Merolle (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2008).

Adam Ferguson: Selected Philosophical Writings (Exeter, U.K.: Imprint Academic, 2007).

Business Ethics: Essays

 “The Qualities of Virtue and its Rivals: Business, Entrepreneurship, and Business Ethics,” in Virtues and Entrepreneurship, edited by Mikolaj Norek, Karl Wennberg, and Nils Karlson (Stockholm: Ratio, 2015), pp. 58-80. Qualities of Virtue & its Rivals.pdf

“Virtue as a Model for Business Ethics,” in The Handbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics, edited Christoph Luetge, 2 vols (Heidelberg: Springer, 2013), vol. 1, pp. 109-129.

“Fairness in Financial Ethics,” in Finance Ethics: Critical Issues in Theory and Practice, edited John Boatright (Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2010), pp. 163-178.

“Being Serious about Being Good,” in Doing Well and Good: The Human Face of the New Capitalism, edited by Julian Friedland (Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishing, 2009), pp.  69-85.

“Proscription, Prescription, or Market Process? Comments on Genetic Screening,” in The Ethics of Genetic Commerce, edited by Robert Kolb, Leeds School Series on Business and Society (Oxford: Blackwell, 2007), pp. 70-83.

“Markets, Promises, and Responsibility: Reconsidering Pensions and Ethics,” in Corporate Retirement Security: Social and Ethical Issues, edited by Robert Kolb, Leeds School Series on Business and Society (Oxford: Blackwell, 2007), pp. 55-76.

“Stealing Out the Back Door: Business Ethics and the Loss of Education,” in Fulfilling Our Obligation: Perspectives on Teaching Business Ethics, edited by Sheb L. True, Linda Ferrell, and O.C. Ferrell (Kennesaw: Kennesaw State University Press, 2005), pp. 65-74.

Business Ethics: Edited Collections

The Routledge Companion to Business Ethics, co-editors, Byron Kaldis and Alexei Marcoux (London: Routledge, 2018).

Wealth, Commerce & Philosophy: Foundational Thinkers and Business Ethics, co-editor, Byron Kaldis (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017).

Business Ethics: Texts/Readers

Morality and the Market: Ethics and Virtue in the Conduct of Business (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002).

Political and Social Philosophy

“Spontaneous Social Order and Liberalism,” NYU Journal of Law and Liberty, 1, Inaugural Issue (Winter 2005): 65-78.

“The Philosophy of Law and Politics,” in World Philosophy: An Exploration in Words and Images, edited by David Appelbaum and Mel Thompson (London: Vega/Chrysalis Books, 2002), pp. 288-333.

“On the Normative Implications of a Theory of Spontaneous Order,” in Time, Order, Chaos:  The Study of Time IX, edited by J.T. Fraser, Marlene Soulsby, Alexander Argyros (Madison, Conn.:  International Universities Press, 1998), pp. 125-134.

“Two Cheers and a Pint of Worry:  An On-Line Course in Political and Social Philosophy,” Teaching Philosophy 20 (September 1997): 277-300.

Reprinted in Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks 2 (March 1998): 15-33.

“Rules, Function, and the Invisible Hand:  An Interpretation of Hayek’s Social Theory,” Philosophy of the Social Sciences 22 (March 1992):  28-45.

Reprinted in Peter J. Boettke, et al, eds., The Legacy of Friedrich von Hayek, volume II (Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar, 1999).

 “How to Understand Liberalism as Gardening:  Galeotti on Hayek,” Political Theory 17 (February 1989):  107-113.

Reprinted in Peter J. Boettke, et al, eds., The Legacy of Friedrich von Hayek, volume I (Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar, 1999).





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