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Robert E. Frederick

Professor, Philosophy
Editor, Business and Society Review
Ph.D., Brown University, 1984
Office: Smith Technology Center 102 | 781.891._2747 | rfrederick@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Robert E. Frederick is professor of philosophy at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. He is also Research Scholar at the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley, editor of the journal Business and Society Review. He received a BA degree in Economics from Rice University and an MA and PhD in Philosophy from Brown University. He has published a number of articles in philosophy, business ethics, and environmental ethics, and has edited or co-edited ten books on various topics in applied ethics and philosophy. Prior to attending graduate school and joining Bentley, he worked for nine years for a large financial institution in Atlanta, GA, where he was vice president for Administrative Services.

Teaching Interests

Applied Ethics; Ethical Theory; Logic; History of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy; Metaphysics

Research Interests

Applied Ethics; Ethical Theory

Professional Memberships

American Philosophical Association
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
International Society for Business, Ethics, and Economics
Society for Business Ethics

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Fletcher Brown, D., Buono, A. F., Frederick, R. E., Hall, G. J., Sultan, J. A Longitudinal Study of Ethics Education: Establishing the Baseline. Journal of Academic Ethics.

Frederick, R. E. On the Possibility of a Science of Aesthetics. Journal of Thought, 13, 254-261. Forthcoming

Frederick, R. E. (2010). Collusive Price Fixing: An Ethical Analysis. Revue Lamy de la Concurrence (22), 4. (link)

Frederick, R. E. (2009). What is Commonsense Morality? Think/Cambridge university Press, 8 (23), 7-20.

Frederick, R. E. (1998). Environment, Ethics, and Language. Business Ethics Quarterly.

Frederick, R. E. (1996). Environment, Ethics, and Language. Business Ethics Quarterly, 4.

Frederick, R. E., Whirman-Hoff, J. (1992). Instilling Ethical Values in Large Corporations. Journal of Business Ethics, 12, 6.

Frederick, R. E. (1992). Business, Rights, and Environmental Protection. , 4 (4).

Frederick, R. E., Petry, E. S. (1990). Business Ethics and Philosophical Pragmatism. International Journal of Value Based Management.

Frederick, R. E., Hoffman, W. (1989). Business Ethics in the Curriculum. International Journal of Value Based Management, 2 (1).

Frederick, R. E. (1988). Berkely and the Argument from Concieving. Philosophy Research Archives, 13.

Frederick, R. E., Hoffman, W. (1986). Corporate Moral Responsibility. Journal of Thought.

Frederick, R. E., Snoeyenbos, M. (1982). Aristotle and Freud on Art. Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics, 2-3, 49-63.

Books
Frederick, R. E, Hoffman, W, Schwartz, M. S. (2014). Business Ethics: readings and cases in corporate morality (5th edition ed.). oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Hoffman, W, Frederick, R. E, Schwartz, M. S. (2014). Business Ethics: Readings and Cases in Corporate Morality (5th edition ed.). Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

Frederick, R. E. (2001). A Companion to Business Ethics. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers.

Hoffman, W, Frederick, R. E, Schwartz, M. S. (2001). Business Ethics Readings and Cases in Corporate Morality Fourth Edition. New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

Frederick, R. E, Hoffman, W, Schwartz, M. (2000). Business Ethics: Readings and Cases in Corporate Moral Responsibility (4th edition ed.). New Jersey: McGraw-Hill.

Frederick, R. E, Van Cleve, J. (1991). The Philosophy of Right and Left: Incongruent Counterparts and the Nature of Space. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Edited Volumes
Frederick, R. E. (Ed.). (1995). Bribery and Ethics: A Reply to Pastin and Hooker. In W. Michael Hoffman and Robert Frederick (Eds.), Business Ethisc: Readings and Cases in Corporate Morality (pp. 542-547)McGrw-Hill

Book Chapters
Frederick, R. E. (2014). Ethics in Business:Two Skeptical Challenges. Business Ethics: readings and cases in corporate morality (pp. 192-202). Oxford: . Wiley-Blackwell

Frederick, R. E. (2013). Cases and Emotions. In Hardy and Everett (Eds.), Shaping the Future of Business Education. Palgrave

Frederick, R. E, Marquez, I. (2008). Vice. In Robert W. Kolb (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Thousand Oaks, California: . Sage Publications

Frederick, R. E, Seemann, A. (2008). Rationality. In Robert W. Kolb (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Thousand Oaks, California: . Sage Publications

Frederick, R. E. (2008). Intrinsic Value. In Robert W. Kolb (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Thousand Oaks, California: . Sage Publications

Frederick, R. E. (2008). Free Will. In Robert W. Kolb (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Thousand Oaks, California: . Sage Publications

Frederick, R. E. (2004). Trade Secrets, Patents, and Morality. In N. Bowie, T. beauchamp (Eds.), Ethical Theory and Business

Frederick, R. E. (2001). An Introduction to Ethical Absolutism and Ethical Relativism. In Frederick, Robert E (Eds.),  (pp. 16). Oxford, UK: . Blackwell Publishers

Frederick, R. E. (1991). Kant's Argument for Absolute Space. The Philosophy of Left and Right. Reidel

Frederick, R. E. (1991). Introduction to the Argument of 1768. In Frederick, Robert E, Van Cleve, James (Eds.),  (pp. 15). Derdrecht: . Kluwer Academic Publishers

Frederick, R. E. (1984). Conflict of Interest. Business Ethics: Corporate Values and Society. Prometheus books

Conference Proceeding(s)
Buono, A. F., Fletcher Brown, D., Frederick, R. E., Hall, G. J., Sultan, J. (2012). Acting Ethically: Moral Reasoning and Business School Student Behavior. Society for Advancement of Management, Society for Advancement of Management International Conference.

Other(s)
Frederick, R. E. (1996). Trade Secrets. Dictionary of Business Ethics/Blackwell

Frederick, R. E. Mereology and Identity: An axiomatic development of the principles of mereology and an application of those principles to the philosophical problem of identity through time. Forthcoming

Conference Presentations

Frederick, R. E. "On the Moral Difference between Blackmail and Extortion."

Frederick, R. E. (2007). "Teaching Ethics Cases." Presented at the DePaul University Conference on Ethics, Chicago.

Frederick, R. E. (2006). "Emotions and Ethical Decision Making." Presented at the Association of Applied and Professional Ethics, Florida.

Frederick, R. E. (2006). "The Ethics of Space-based Research."

Frederick, R. E. (2005). "Emotions and Ethics." Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management, Springfield.

Frederick, R. E. (2001). "The Trouble with Intrinsic Value." Presented at the Society for Business Ethics, Washington, D.C..

Service

Department Service
Committee Chair for department tenure committee - 2013

University Service
On-line teaching committee, 2013 - Present
Committee Member for Senate Planning Committee, 2011 - Present
University Senate for Faculty Senate, 2000 - Present
coordinator for LSM coordinator - 2013
Committee Member for Retirement Planning Investment Committee, 2009 - 2013
Committee Member for PhD Committee, 2006 - 2013
Department Chair for Philosophy Department, 2000 - 2013
Task Force Chair for Strategic Planning Committee, 2007 - 2009

Professional Service
Editor, Journal for Business and Society Review - Present