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Robert N Audi



Robert Audi earned his B.A. from Colgate University, graduating magna cum laude in Philosophy and English. Audi earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His teaching includes the areas of business ethics, epistemology, and philosophy.

Audi is the author of 13 books, including the recently published, “Business Ethics and Ethical Business,” as well as more than 200 papers appearing in journals and edited volumes (and contributor to 75 others). He is a past president of the American Philosophical Association and has served as general editor of the First Edition (1995) and Second Edition (1999) of The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. He has also directed postdoctoral institutes and seminars under grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In addition, Audi served as the general editor for "Modern Readings in Epistemology," as well as for "Modern Readings in Metaphysics."




"Moral Perception and Moral Knowledge," To appear in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 20 printed.

"Nationalism, Patriotism, and Cosmopolitanism in an Age of Globalization,"  Journal of Ethics, 13, 365-381.

"Self-Profile," To appear in Blackwell (Oxford).

"The Ethics of Belief: Doxastic Self-control and Intellectual Virtue,"  Synthese, 2008, 403-418.

"Moral Virtue and Reasons for Action,"  Philosophical Issues, 19, October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2009, 1-20.

"Objectivity without Egoism: Toward Balance in Business Ethics,"  Academy of Management Learning and Education, 8, July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2009, 263-274.

"Religion and the Politics of Science: Can Evolutionary Biology Be Religiously Neutral?"  Philosophy and Social Criticism, 35, January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2009, 23-50.

"The Role of Religious Considerations in the Public Discourse of Pluralistic Democracies; published later in 2008,"  Regent University Law Review, 20, September, 2008, 4.

"Belief, Faith, and Acceptance,"   International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 63, July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2008, 77-102.

"Testimony as an A Priori Basis of Acceptance: Problems and Prospects,"  Philosophica, 78, July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2008, 85-104.

"Some Dimensions of Trust in Business Practices: From Financial and Product Representation to Licensure and Voting,"  Journal of Business Ethics, 80, April (2nd Quarter/Spring), 2008, 97-102.

"Can Utilitarianism Be Distributive? Maximization and Distribution as Standards in Managerial Decisions,"  Business Ethics Quarterly, 17, October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2007, 593-611.

"Religion and Public Education in Constitutional Democracies,"  Virginia Law Review, 93, June, 2007, 1175-1195.

"Divine Command Morality and the Autonomy of Ethics,"  Faith and Philosophy, 24, April (2nd Quarter/Spring), 2007, 121-143.

"Testimony as a Pillar of Human Knowledge,"  Le Ragioni del Cognocere e dell’Agire, Milan, FrancoAngelli, 2006, 11-29.

"The Place of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Business and the Professions,"  Business and Professional Ethics Journal, 24, 2006, 3-21.

"The Many Faces of Integrity," (with Patrick E Murphy),  Business Ethics Quarterly, 16, January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2006, 3-21.

"Wrongs Within Rights,"  Philosophical Issues, 15, 2005, 121-39.

"Perception,"  Handbook of Epistemology - Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004.

"Religion, Science, and Philosophical Naturalism,"  Proceedings of the Twentieth Wittgenstein Symposium (Austria), 2004.

"Ethical Generality and Moral Judgement,"  Blackwell, Oxford, 2003.

"Intrinsic Value and Reasons for Action,"  Southern Journal of Philosophy, XLI Supplement, 2003, 30-56.

"Intrinsic Value, Inherent Value, and Experience: A Reply to Stephen Barker,"  Southern Journal of Philosophy 61, 3, 2003, 323-327.

"Justification, Practical Rationality, and Philosophical Method: Replies to Professors Cullity, Mills, and Nelson,"  Philosophical Books 44, 1, 2003, 31-41.

"Naturalism, Realism, and Ethical Objectivity,"  Routledge, London, 2003.

"Reasons, Practical Reason, and Practical Reasoning,"  Ratio (a Blackwell journal), 17, 2, 2003, 119-149.

"The Role of Experience in Grounding Theoretical and Practical Reasons: Replies to Professor Fumerton, Marras, and Sinnott-Armstrong,"  Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 67, 1, 2003, 178-80, 202-21.

"A Narrative Survey of Classical and Contemporary Positions in Epistemology,"  Routledge, London and New York, 2002, 24-Jan.

"An Internalist Theory of Normative Grounds,"  Philosophical Topics, 29, 1 & 2, 2002, 19-46.

"Prospects for a Naturalization of Practical Reason: Human Instrumentalism and the Normative Authority of Desire,"  International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 10, 3, 2002, 235-63.

"The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy,"  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge and New York, Second Edition, 2002, xxxv + 1001.

"A Kantian Intuitionism,"  Mind, 439, 2001, 601-635.

"Religion, Law, and Morality In Democratic Societies: Divine Command Ethics and the Separation of Religion and Politics,"  The Modern Schoolman LXXVII, 3-Feb, 2001, 199-217.

"Religiously Grounded Morality and the Integration of Religious and Political Conduct,"  Wake Forest University Law Review, 36, 2, 2001, 251-277.

Book Articles and Chapters

Philosophy, Macmillan Encyclopedia of Philosophy - Macmillan ().

Natural Reason, Natural Rights, and Governmental Neutrality Toward Religion, Religion and Human Rights (October (4th Quarter/Autumn)2009).

Science Education, Religious Toleration, and Liberal Neutrality Toward the Good, Forthcoming in Harvey Siegel, Oxford University Press (October (4th Quarter/Autumn)2009).

Religious Reasons and the Liberty of Citizens: Reflections on Kent Greenawalt’s Religion and the Constitution, Constitutional Commentary (July (3rd Quarter/Summer)2009).

The Place of Ethical Theory in Business Ethics, Oxford University Press (July (3rd Quarter/Summer)2009).

Belief, Faith, and Acceptance, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 2008, 87-102. (April (2nd Quarter/Spring)2008).

Rationality and the Good: An overview, Oxford University Press (2007).

The Grounds and Structure of Reasons for Action, Ashgate (UK) (2007).

Theoretical Rationality: Its Sources, Structure, and Scope, Oxford University Press, Oxford (2004).

The Theology of Faith and the Ethics of Love, Wurzburg, Echter Verlag GmbH (2003).

Prospects for a Value-Based Intuitionism, Clarendon Press, Oxford (2002).

Reasons and Rationality in the Moral Philosophy of Bernard Gert, Rationality, Rules, and Ideals (2002).

Sources of Knowledge, Oxford University Press, Oxford (2002).

Epistemic Virtue and Justified Belief, Oxford University Press, Oxford (2001).


Business Ethics and Ethical Business, Oxford University Press ().

Business Ethics and Ethical Business, Oxford University Press (September2008).

Reason and Intuition in Thought and Action, Oxford University Press (2007).

Moral Value and Human Diversity, Oxford University Press (January (1st Quarter/Winter)2007).

Practical Reasoning and Ethical Decision, Routledge, London and New York (2006).

The Good in the Right: A Theory of Intuition and Intrinsic Value, Princeton, Princeton University Press (2004).

Epistemology: A Contemporary Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge, Routledge, London and New York (2003).

Rationality, Rules, and Ideals: Critical Essays on Bernard Gert's Moral Theory, (with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong), Rowman and Littlefield (2002).

The Architecture of Reason: The Structure and Substance of Rationality, Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York (2001).


Robert N. Audi, Conference on Global Business, Helsinki School of Economics, same, Helsinki, "Corporate Social Responsibility in a Global Economy: Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and Globalization."

Robert N. Audi, Albertus Magnus Lectures, October 2008, University of Cologne, Germany, Cologne, "Moral Perception and the Objectivity of Ethics," (October 2008).

Robert N. Audi, Federalist Society, same, Washington, "The Role of Religious Considerations in the Public Discourse of Pluralistic Democracies, Federalist Society," (November 2007).

Robert N. Audi, Midwest Epistemology Conference, Midwest Epistemology Conference, Northwestern University, "Reliability as a Virtue," (November 2007).

Robert N. Audi, Oxford University, Ian Ramsey Centre, Oxford , "Religious Commitment and the Scientific Habit of Mind," (May 2007).

Robert N. Audi, American Philosophical Assn, Society for Business Ethics, San Francisco, "Corporate Culture as a Reflection of Business Ethics: A Commentary on Kenneth Goodpaster’s Conscience and Corporate Culture," (April 2007).

Robert N. Audi, American Philosophical Assn, same, San Francisco, "Practical Reasoning, Practical Judgement, and Rational Action Replies to Professors Finlay, Owens, and Russell," (April 2007).