French, Robert

Robert E. French has taught at Wayne State University, the University of Windsor, and Central Michigan University. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston University.

Ethical Decision Making from a Consequentialist Perspective. A Study in Philosophical Ethics
2009 0-7734-4879-9
This book presents an account of ethical decision-making from a consequentialist perspective where a fairness constraint is placed on a utilitarian ethical theory. The work begins by analyzing both the perspective and descriptive content and the concepts of ‘what is fair’ and ‘what is best.’ The concept of ‘fairness’ is then analyzed along completely consequentialist lines and a constraint, based on this analysis, is placed on a version of negative cooperative utilitarianism which is developed in detail.