Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Derek Boyd

Derek Boyd

Derek Boyd

Assistant Professor

Ethics, philosophy of economics, action theory

Professor Boyd received his B.A. from the University of California at Berekely and his Ph.D. for the University of California at Santa Barbara.  His research intersts lie at the intersection of ethics and economics.  He is also a contributing member to the interdisciplinary program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.  

Current Research

Philosophy of commitment.  

Courses Taught

PHIL 305 Business Ethics

PHIL 311 Philosophy of Law

PHIL 355 Metaethics

PHIL 357 Philosophy of Social Science

PHIL 358 Ethics and Economics

PHIL 644 Business Ethics

Education

BA Physics, University of Calilfornia at Berkeley, 1992. 

MA Economics, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2002.

PhD Philosophy, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2009.