Guest Lecture: Entrepreneurs and the New Moral Leadership by prof. Stephen Hicks - philosophy professor at Rockford UniversityOctober 31, 2016 at 4:305:30 p.m.

TimeOctober 31, 2016 at 4:305:30 p.m.
LocationBeck 101

The Gustavus Workshop in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics presents professor Stephen R.C. Hicks on "Entrepreneurs and the New Moral Leadership"

Pizza will be served before the event.

We live in entrepreneurial times. The business leaders who shape our increasingly globalized economy"and who can respond creatively to its' changing demands"must have not only technical abilities but entrepreneurial character. In this talk, philosophy professor Stephen Hicks will discuss how virtues of character are essential to (1) personal success in one's career, (2) leadership in one's firm, and (3) being a citizen in an open society. For a short paper introducing the topic, click here.

StephenHicks is a Canadian-American philosopher who teaches at Rockford University, where he also directs the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship. He is the author of three books: Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault (Scholargy Publishing, 2004; Expanded Edition, 2011). Nietzsche and the Nazis (Ockham's Razor, 2010). The Art of Reasoning: Readings for Logical Analysis (co-edited with David Kelley, W. W. Norton & Co., 1994, second edition 1998). His writings have been translated into fourteen languages: Portuguese, Spanish, German, Korean, Persian, Serbo-Croatian, Polish, Swedish, Hindi, Russian, Ukrainian, Cantonese, French, and Arabic. He has published in academic journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly, Teaching Philosophy, and Review of Metaphysics, as well as other publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The Baltimore Sun. In 2010, he won his university's Excellence in Teaching Award. He has been Visiting Professor of Business Ethics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., a Visiting Fellow at the Social Philosophy & Policy Center in Bowling Green, Ohio, and Senior Fellow at The Objectivist Center in New York. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Guelph, Canada, and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Indiana University, Bloomington. More information about Dr. Hicks's courses, publications, and blog can be found at his website:

PostedApr 17, 2019