About the Author
Peter A. French is the Lincoln Professor of Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University. He is the Founding Director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics and its Director from 2000 to 2013. Before that he was the Cole Chair in Ethics, Director of the Ethics Center, and Chair of the Department of Philosophy of the University of South Florida. He was the Lennox Distinguished Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Trinity University, and served as Exxon Distinguished Research Professor in the Center for the Study of Values at the University of Delaware. During his 51-year career in academia he has also been a professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Dalhousie University, and Northern Arizona University. Dr. French earned a BA from Gettysburg College, an MA from the University of Southern California, a Ph.D. from the University of Miami and did post-doctoral work at Oxford University. He was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.) degree for his work in philosophy from Gettysburg College in 2006. Dr. French is the author of twenty books including War and Moral Dissonance; The Virtues of Vengeance; Cowboy Metaphysics; Ethics and College Sports; Corporate Ethics; Responsibility Matters; Collective and Corporate Responsibility; Ethics in Government; and The Scope of Morality. Some of his works have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, German, Italian, French, Serbian, and Spanish. Dr. French also was the editor of the Journal of Social Philosophy. He has published scores of articles in the major philosophical and legal journals and reviews, many of which have been anthologized. In 2008 the APA's Newsletter on Philosophy and Law dedicated an issue to him, and at its 2014 Central Division meetings in Chicago, the APA honored him with a session on his work.
Howard K. Wettstein is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. He has authored three books, The Significance of Religious Experience, and Other Essays (forthcoming), The Magic Prism: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language, and Has Semantics Rested On a Mistake? and Other Essays, and edited others including Themes From Kaplan (co-edited) and Diasporas and Exiles: Varieties of Jewish Identity. He is currently writing a new book on the philosophy of religion; his work in that area includes such topics as doctrine and the viability of philosophical theology; the Book of Job and the problem of evil; the Akedah (the Binding of Isaac); the character of religious experience and religious life; and the roles of awe, ritual, and intimacy. His has published articles on these topics and well as in the philosophy of language.
Eric Schwitzgebel is Professor of Philosophy at University of California, Riverside. He works primarily in philosophy of psychology and its connections to epistemology, metaphysics, moral psychology, metaphilosophy, and classical Chinese philosophy. Recent work includes the book Perplexities of Consciousness; journal articles "The Crazyist Metaphysics of Mind", "1% Skepticism", "The Moral Behavior of Ethicists" (with Joshua Rust), "A Theory of Jerks", "A Dispositional Approach to Attitudes", and "Death and Self in the Incomprehensible Zhuangzi"; and science fiction stories "Reinstalling Eden" (with R. Scott Bakker), "Out of the Jar", and "The Dauphin's Metaphysics". He blogs at The Splintered Mind.