Name: Eugene Heath
Academic Rank: Professor
Expertise Keywords: Business ethics, Ethics, Political and social philosophy
Available For: interviews, essays, speaking
Expertise: My areas of expertise include eighteenth-century British moral philosophy, ethics, business ethics, and social and political Philosophy. I hold a Ph.D., in Philosophy, from Yale University and a B.A. from Davidson College. My published scholarship includes essays on Adam Smith, Bernard Mandeville, Adam Ferguson, F.A. Hayek, as well as a textbook, MORALITY AND THE MARKET: ETHICS AND VIRTUE IN THE CONDUCT OF BUSINESS (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002). With Vincenzo Merolle, I edited two collections of scholarly essays on Adam Ferguson--ADAM FERGUSON: HISTORY, PROGRESS AND HUMAN NATURE and ADAM FERGUSON: PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS AND SOCIETY (Pickering & Chatto, 2008 and 2009.
Currrent Research: Business Ethics, topics in eighteenth-century British moral philosophy (David Hume and Adam Smith), including the nature of self-interest, and the idea of ambition.
Positions held at New Paltz prior to current position:
Assistant and Associate Professor
Positions held prior to joining SUNY New Paltz:
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
Visiting Research Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, Spring 2000
Essay: “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.
Essay: “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.
Essay: “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.
Essay: “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.
Essay: “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.
Essay: “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.
Essay: “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.
Essay: “Introduction: Ferguson’s Moral Philosophy,” in The Manuscripts of Adam Ferguson, edited by Vincenzo Merolle (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2006), pp. xlvii-lxxvi.
Essay: “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.
Essay: “Spontaneous Social Order and Liberalism,” NYU Journal of Law and Liberty, 1, Inaugural Issue (Winter 2005): 65-78.
Essay: "The Philosophy of Politics and Law," World Philosophy, edited by Mel Thompson (London: Chrysalis Books, forthcoming, October 2002).
Essay: "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.
Essay: "Mandeville's Bewitching Engine of Praise," History of Philosophy Quarterly, 15 (April 1998): 205-226.
Essay: "Two Cheers and a Pint of Worry: An On-Line Course in Political and Social Philosophy," Teaching Philosophy 20 (September 1997): 277-300.
Essay: "The Commerce of Sympathy: Adam Smith on the Emergence of Morals," Journal of the History of Philosophy 33 (July 1995): 447-466.
Essay: "Rules, Function, and the Invisible Hand: An Interpretation of Hayek's Social Theory," Philosophy of the Social Sciences 22 (March 1992): 28-45.
Essay: "How to Understand Liberalism as Gardening: Galeotti on Hayek," Political Theory 17 (February 1989): 107-113.
Anthologies/Texts: Morality and the Market: Ethics and Virtue in the Conduct of Business (New York: McGraw- Hill, 2002).
Review Essay: J. Martin Stafford s Private Vices, Publick Benefits? A critical study of Private Vices, Public Benefits? The Contemporary Reception of Bernard Mandeville, ed. J. Martin Stafford (Solihull: Ismeron, 1997) in Hume Studies 25 (April/November 1999): 225-240.