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Peter French

professor, Arizona State University

Dr. Peter A. French is the Lincoln Chair in Ethics, Professor of Philosophy, and Director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University. He was the Cole Chair in Ethics, Director of the Ethics Center, and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at University of South Florida. Before that he was the Lennox Distinguished Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He has taught at Northern Arizona University; the University of Minnesota; Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, and was Exxon Distinguished Research Professor, Center for the Study of Values, University of Delaware. Dr. French has a B.A. from Gettysburg College, an M.A. from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. from the University of Miami. He received a Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree from Gettysburg College in 2006. Dr. French is the author of 20 books including* The Virtues of Vengeance*; *Cowboy Metaphysics*;* Ethics and College Sports*; and *War and Border Crossings: Ethics When Cultures Clash*. His newest book, *War and Moral Dissonance*, includes a memoir of his experiences teaching ethics to Navy and Marine chaplains returning from or about to be deployed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a senior editor of* Midwest Studies in Philosophy* and was editor of the *Journal of Social Philosophy* and general editor of the *Issues in Contemporary Ethics* series. Dr. French has lectured throughout the world and published dozens of articles in major philosophical and legal journals.