Jim Child's Curriculum Vitae

JAMES WILLIAM CHILD
Department of Philosophy
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio, 43403-0222
jchild@bgnet.bgsu.edu
419 372 2117


I. Career Data


A. Educational Background:

  • Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1970-1973; J.D., 1973)
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, (1964-1967; MA, 1966; Ph.D., 1967 - History and Philosophy of Science)
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, (1959-1963; B.A., 1963, Phi Beta Kappa - Philosophy; M.A., 1964 - Philosophy)


B. Academic Experience:

  • Professor of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, 1993 - present
  • Chairman, Department of Philosophy, Bowling Green State Univ. 1999 - 2000
    Resigned due to ill health
  • Senior Research Fellow, Center for Social Philosophy and Policy, Bowling Green State University, 1986-Present
  • Visiting Fellow, Centre for Philosophy and Public Affairs, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, Whitsunday (Spring) Term, 1994
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, 1987-1993
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Petitt School of Law, Ohio Northern University, 1991 and 1986.
  • Visiting Professor of Law and Philosophy and Fulbright Lecturer, University of Iceland, Spring Term, 1988.
  • Visiting Fellow, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1986-87.
  • Research Associate, Center for Social Philosophy and Policy, Bowling Green State University, 1983-1986.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, 1982-86.
  • Teaching Assistant, Harvard Law School, 1971-72.
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1970-71, 1972-73.
  • Instructor, Department of Philosophy, Northeastern University, 1970-1973.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1969-70.
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Brandeis University, 1967-70.
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University, 1964-65.
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 1963-64.


C. Business Experience

  • Philosophers Information Center, Bowling Green, Ohio
  • Member of the Board of Directors, 2004 to Present. See: http://www.philinfo.org
  • CentraComm Communications, Ltd., 2001 to Present
    Child was a founding partner and is a member of the Management Committee of CentraComm, a recently formed communications company based in Findlay, Ohio. CentraComm features high speed connectivity, enterprise-grade web hosting and data storage, internet managed security, wireless applications and integrated consulting. See: http://www.centracomm.net
  • Aardvark Inc. 1996 to Present
    Child along with Lynn Child and Jerry Sisser founded Aardvark Inc. in 1996 to develop internet and multimedia capabilities to serve the business, medical and educational markets. Today Aardvark is engaged in enterprise grade web development, data base design and implementation and systems integration.
    Child served as CEO until 1998. He stepped down as CEO in favor of Lynn Child and assumed the position of Senior Vice President for Planning, a position he holds today. See http://www.aardvarkmedia.com
  • Hancor, Inc. 1974-1986
    1973 - 1974, General Counsel
    1974 - 1980, President and CEO
    1980 - 1986, Chairman and CEO
    Hancor is a medium-sized manufacturing concern producing plastic products for the agricultural and construction markets based in Findlay, Ohio. Today, it has sales of approximately $200 million dollars per year, approximately 1,200 employees, and fifteen manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. It markets its products in all fifty states, Canada and Mexico.
  • Private practice of law 1973-74.
    Business references available upon request.

 

II. Scholarly Work


A. Publications:


1. Books:
  • Two Paths to Peace: Pacifism and Just War Theory in the Contemporary World, with Donald Scherer, Temple University Press, 1991.
  • Nuclear War the Moral Dimension, Transaction Press, 1986.

2. Articles:
  • "Globalization, Technology and the New Economy" in Philosophy and Its Public Role, St. Andrews Studies in Philosophy and Public Affairs, Vol.2, William Aiken and John Haldane, editors, forthcoming
  • "Freeman and Evan: Stakeholder Theory in the Original Position," co-authored with Alexei Marcoux, Business Ethics Quarterly, Summer 1999.
  • "Profit: Its Nature and Moral Features," Social Philosophy and Policy, Summer, 1998, (15:2).
    "Specific Commands, General Rules, and Degrees of Autonomy," The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, July, 1995.
  • "Can Libertarianism Sustain a Fraud Standard," Ethics, July, 1994.
    "Moral Issues and National Security," Security Studies for the 1990s, edited by Dick Shultz and Ted Greenwood, Westview Press, forthcoming, 1993.
  • "Response to Alexander", Criminal Justice Ethics, Summer/Fall, 1992.
  • "Donald Davidson and Section 2.01 of the Model Penal Code," Criminal Justice Ethics, Winter/Spring, 1992.
  • "The Third World Debt Problem: A Moral Analysis", Social Philosophy and Policy, Winter, 1991.
  • "The Moral Foundations of Intangible Property", Monist, December, 1990.
  • "Armageddon and the Philosophers," Public Affairs Quarterly, August, 1988.
  • "Political Responsibility and Non-Combatant Liability", in Political Realism and International Morality : Ethics in a Nuclear Age, Kenneth Kipnis and Diana Meyers, eds., Westview Press, Boulder, Colo., 1987.
  • "The Theoretical Dependence of Correspondence Postulates", Philosophy of Science, June, 1971.
  • "'Exists' as a Predicate: A Reconsideration", co-authored with Fred I. Goldberg, Analysis, December, 1970.

3. Text
  • Philosophy 101 - On - Line Course, Final edition, Spring, 2001

4. Encyclopedia Entries:
  • "Revolution", Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law, Christopher B. Gray, General Editor, Garland Publishing, forthcoming.
  • "Legitimate Authority", Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law, Christopher B. Gray, General Editor, Garland Publishing, forthcoming.
  • "The Act Requirement," Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law, Christopher B. Gray, General Editor, Garland Publishing, forthcoming.
  • "Superior Orders", Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law, Christopher B. Gray, General Editor, Garland Publishing, forthcoming.

5. Reviews:
  • Review: "No Harm - Ethical Principles for a Free Market," T. Patrick Burke, Philosophical Quarterly, April, 1996.
  • Review note: "Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility," Daniel Wueste, ed., Ethics, April, 1996.
  • Review: Michael Lessnoff (ed.) "Social Contract Theory"; Brian Barry, "Political Argument"; Chandran Kukathas and Philip Pettit, Rawls; Will Kymlicka, "Contemporary Political Philosophy," Philosophical Quarterly, July 1992.
  • Review note: "Ian Clark, Waging War: A Philosophical Introduction,"Ethics, April, 1990.
  • Review: "A. I. Melden, Rights in Moral Lives and L. W. Sumner, The Moral Foundation of Rights," Philosophical Quarterly, January, 1990.


B. Papers Read:

  • "Freeman and Evan: Stakeholder Theory in the Original Positon," co-authored with Alexei Marcoux. Presented at The Society of Business Ethics, Boston, August, 1997. Chosen Best Paper by Society of Business Ethics.
  • "Stakeholder Theory's Ephemeral Normative Core," co-authored with Alexei Marcoux. Presented at The Society of Business Ethics meeting in conjunction with the Central Division of the APA, Pittsburgh, PA, April, 1997.
  • "Profit: A Preliminary Moral Analysis," presented at the Social Philosophy and Policy Conference on New Directions in Libertarian Thought, Palo Alto, CA, March, 1997.
  • "Autonomy and the Rule of Law," presented at St. Andrews University and at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, May, 1994.
  • "Moral Issues and National Security," presented at the Security Studies Curriculum Conference sponsored by the National Strategy Information Center at Sugarbush, New Hampshire, June 27-July 1, 1991.
  • "Teaching Business Ethics," presented at Delta Pi Epsilon, National Society in Business Education, Research Conference, Columbus, Ohio, November 17, 1990.
  • "Can Libertarianism Sustain a Fraud Standard?", Social Philosophy and Policy Colloquium, Bowling Green State University, October 9, 1990.
  • "The Third World Debt Problem", paper presented at the Fourth Annual SUNY Conference on "Ethics in a Global Environment", SUNY at Oswego, April 5-6, 1990.
  • "Values in an Information Society," Laurel Initiative Lecture Series at the University of Pittsburgh, February 28, 1990.
  • "What is Business Ethics?", lecture given at the Bowling Green State University, School of Business, Seminar on Teaching Business Ethics, April 1, 1989.
  • "The Metaphysics of Software," presented at the Seventh Inter-Nordic Philosophical Symposium, "Consciousness," Reykjavik, Iceland, May 27-31, 1988.
  • "On the Immorality of Pacifism," presented at the Icelandic Philosophy Society, Reykjavik, Iceland, March 6, 1988.
    "Chemical and Biological Warfare: The Moral Issues," presented at Liberty Fund Conference at LaJolla, California, May 28-31, 1987.
  • "The Operation of the Firm under Participatory and Non-Participatory Schemes," paper presented at Liberty Fund Symposium - "Justice as Participation", St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 11-13, 1986.
  • "Political Responsibility and Non-Combatant Liability", paper presented at a meeting of AMINTAPHIL, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana, November 2-4, 1985.
  • "Are Counterforce Second Strikes Morally Justifiable?", paper presented at the Thirteenth Annual Philosophy Colloquium: Philosophy, Morality and Public Nuclear policy, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, November 3-5, 1983.
  • "The Environmental Impact of Agricultural Drainage - A Cost-Benefit Analysis," paper presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, October 22, 1980, Detroit Michigan.
  • "The Logic of Theoretical Dependence," paper presented at the American Philosophical Association, Winter Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, December, 1968.


C. Other Scholarly Activities:

  • Referee for The Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Referee for Social Philosophy and Policy
  • Member of Board of Editors and Referee for Public Affairs Quarterly, 1991-94.
  • Referee for The Academy of Management Review, 1982-1987.


D. Grants Received:

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1966-67.


E. Professional Recognitions:

  • Visiting Fellow, Centre for Philosophy and Public Affairs, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, Spring, 1994.
  • Fulbright Lectureship, University of Iceland, Spring Term, 1987.
  • Visiting Fellow, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1986-87.


F. Professional Associations

  • American Philosophic Association
  • AMINTAPHIL
  • Federalist Society
  • National Association of Scholars