R. Dean Davenport
"Plato argued that a lack of ethics indicates a lack of education. I believe that students must obtain a solid understanding of the principles of ethical reasoning and decision-making before their education can be considered complete. Many of the challenges we face today in the areas of corporate finance, healthcare, and public policy are at root a failure of ethics."
Texas Tech University
Patriarchy and Politics: An Evaluation of the Religious, Political & Social Thought of Sir Robert Filmer (1588-1653) and Robert Lewis Dabney (1820-1898). Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag Müller & Co., 2010
"Review of Rallying the Really Human Things: The Moral Imagination in Politics, Literature, and Everyday Life," by Vigen Guroian. Journal of Church and State 48:4 (Autumn 2007): 880-81.
"Review of Explaining the English Revolution: Hobbes and His Contemporaries," by Mark S. Jendrysik. Journal of Church and State 47:1 (Winter 2005): 170-72.
"A Theological Perspective on the Rise of Poverty in America." The Remedy for Poverty: Essays on the Moral Foundation of Effective Charity, with an Introduction by Marvin Olasky. Grand Rapids: The Acton Institute, 1996.
Areas of Specialization
History of Philosophy
Awards and Distinctions
Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
American Academy of Religion (AAR)
American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
American Bar Association (ABA)
American Historical Association (AHA)
American Philosophical Association (APA)
7C Faculty Hall
Murray State University
Murray KY 42071-3341
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