David Silver is Associate Professor and Director at the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, and holds the Chair in Business and Professional Ethics at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He is also an associate member of the UBC Department of Philosophy and a faculty affiliate of the National Core for Neuroethics.
Prof. Silver has a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Arizona (1997). His dissertation was A Virtue Theory of Practical Reason and concerns the intersections between metaphysics, epistemology and ethics.
My research interests concern the business corporation, and its role within democratic society. I have been developing a “normative theory of the firm” which explores how the way we normatively think about the firm affects how we relate to each other as human beings, and in particular, how it affects the possibility of our living together in a society that respects the democratic governance of society.