Shaw, William H. 1948-

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SHAW, William H. 1948-


Born July 31, 1948. Education: Stanford University, A.B. (with distinction), 1970; London School of Economics and Political Science, London, Ph.D., 1976.


Home—Scotts Valley, CA. Office—Department of Philosophy, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 95192.


University of Tennessee—Nashville, assistant professor of philosophy, 1976-79; Tennessee State University, Nashville, assistant professor, 1979-81, associate professor of philosophy, 1981-86; San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, assistant professor, 1986-88, associate professor, 1988-92, professor of philosophy, 1993—, department chair, 1992-2003, resident director of international program in Zimbabwe, 1999-2001. University of Michigan, fellow in residence, 1978-79; University of Zimbabwe, Fulbright senior lecturer, 1983-84; Vanderbilt University, teacher, 1983; Free University of Berlin, Alexander von Humboldt research fellow, 1987-88; State University of New York at Binghamton, visiting scholar, 2004; also teacher at Fort Campbell, KY, and Tennessee State Penitentiary.


Tennessee Philosophical Association (president, 1982), Phi Beta Kappa.


Leverhulme scholar in England, 1972-74; fellow of National Endowment for the Humanities, 1978-79; Mellon Foundation fellow, 1981.


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

(Editor, with John Arthur) Justice and Economic Distribution, Prentice-Hall (Upper Saddle River, NJ), 1978, 2nd edition, 1991.

(Editor, with John Arthur) Readings in Philosophy of Law, Prentice-Hall (Upper Saddle River, NJ), 1984, 3rd edition, 2001.

(With Vincent Barry) Moral Issues in Business, Wadsworth Group (Belmont, CA), 4th edition, 1989, 9th edition, 2004.

Business Ethics, Wadsworth Group (Belmont, CA), 1991, 5th edition, 2005.

(Editor, with John Arthur) Social and Political Philosophy, Prentice-Hall (Upper Saddle River, NJ), 1992.

(Editor) Social and Personal Ethics, Wadsworth Group (Belmont, CA), 1993, 5th edition, 2005.

Moore on Right and Wrong: The Normative Ethics of G.E. Moore, Kluwer Academic Publishers (Dordrecht, Netherlands), 1995.

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

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

(Editor) G.E. Moore, Ethics: The Nature of Moral Philosophy, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 2005.

Contributor to books, including Marx Analysed: Philosophical Essays on the Thought of Karl Marx, edited by G.E. Panichas, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1985; Philosophical Essays on the Ideas of a Good Society, edited by Y. Hudson and C. Peden, Edwin Mellen Press (Lewiston, NY), 1988; Rationality, Morality, and Self-Interest: Essays Honoring Mark V. Overvold, edited by John Heil, Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham, MD), 1993; Rationality, Rules, and Utility: Essays on Richard Brandt's Moral Philosophy, edited by Brad Hooker, Westview Press (Boulder, CO), 1993; and Rules and Consequences: New Essays on Rule Utilitarianism, edited by B.W. Hooker, E.J. Mason, and D.E. Miller, Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham, MD), 2000. Contributor to periodicals, including Journal of Social Philosophy, Journal of Modern African Studies, Utilitas, Journal of Philosophical Research, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Inquiry, Polity, Studies in Soviet Thought, Philosopher, and Journal of Business Ethics.

Shaw's writings have been translated into Portuguese and Chinese.