Recent Research Activities - Prof. Shaw


Business Ethics, 5th ed. (Belmont, Calif: Wadsworth, forthcoming [1st ed., 1991]). 430 pages.

Moral Issues in Business, 9th ed., with Vincent Barry (Belmont, Calif: Wadsworth, 2004). 600 pages. I have had sole responsibility for this book since the 4th edition in 1989.

Contemporary Ethics: Taking Account of Utilitarianism (Oxford: Blackwell, 1999). 311 pages.

Books - Edited

Social and Personal Ethics, 5th ed. (Belmont, Calif: Wadsworth, forthcoming [1st ed., 1993]). 520 pages.

Ethics at Work: Basic Readings in Business Ethics (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003).

Readings in Philosophy of Law, 3rd ed., with John Arthur (Engle?wood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 2001 [1st ed., 1984]). 669 pages.


“The Consequentialist Perspective,” in James Dreier, ed., Contemporary Debates in Moral Theory (Oxford: Blackwell, forthcoming).

“Nozick in Zimbabwe,” Journal of Social Philosophy, vol. 34, no. 2 (Summer 2003), pp. 215-227.

“'They Stole Our Land': Debating the Expropriation of White Farms in Zimbabwe,” Journal of Modern African Studies, vol. 41, no. 1(March 2003), pp. 75-89.

“Between Acts and Rules: The Consequentialism of G. E. Moore” in B. W. Hooker, E. J. Mason, and D.E. Miller, eds., Rules and Consequences: New Essays on Rule Utilitarianism (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, and Lanhan, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000).

“Is Hypocrisy a Problem for Consequentialism?” Utilitas, vol. 11, no. 3 (November 1999), pp. 340-346.

“Funktionelle Erklärung” in W. F. Haug, ed., Historisch Kritisches Wörterbuch des Marxismus (Hamburg: Argument Verlag, 1999), pp. 1167-1173.

Book Reviews

Review of Brian Hutchinson, G. E. Moore's Ethical Theory, in Utilitas, forthcoming.

Review of Tom Regan, Defending Animal Rights, and E.J. Paul and J. Paul, Why Animal Experimentation Matters in Nature, November 22, 2001, pp. 396-397.

Review of Brad Hooker, Ideal Code, Real World in Mind, vol. 110, no. 440 (October 2001), pp. 1074-1077.

Review of Martha Nussbaum, Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach in Chiedza, Journal of Arrupe College [Zimbabwe], vol. 4, no. 1 (May 2001), pp. 103-104.

Review of R. M. Hare, Objective Prescriptions and Other Essays, in Utilitas, vol. 13. no. 1 (March 2001): 123-125.

Papers, Panels, Symposia

“From Bad Business to Broke Employees,” symposium address, Institute for Ethics and Public Policy, San Diego State University, March 17, 2003.

“Utilitarianism and Rights,” address given at the University of Zimbabwe, February 2000.


SJSU Nominee for the CSU system-wide Wang Excellence Award in Arts and Letters, 2001


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

Chair of Philosophy Department, SJSU, 1992-2003