Dr. Robert White

Dr. White is Dean of Faculty and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the American University in Bulgaria. Before becoming dean, Dr. White chaired the Department of Business. He has taught business ethics at the American University in Bulgaria for the last ten years. He is originally from New Zealand, and holds a law degree from the University of Waikato, and a Ph.D. in ethics from the University of Auckland.

 His doctoral dissertation was on Ayn Rand’s defence of egoism. During the 1990s, he regularly published in the New Zealand free market periodical, The Free Radical. His has written for academic publications on such issues as corporate moral personhood, egoism, racism, the relationship between Adam Smith’s moral philosophy and his economic theories. He has chapters on Rand’s ethics in Mad Men and Philosophy, published as part of the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, and in Steve Jobs and Philosophy, published as part of the Open Court Popular Culture and Philosophy series.

 His first book, The Moral Case for Profit Maximization, is contracted to Lexington Books, and is expected to be published in 2019 as part of their Capitalist Thought series.