Dr Kit Barton

Position: Pathway Leader
Email: bartonkit@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Creative and Liberal Arts

Professional Biography

Kit Barton is an expert in the area of business ethics and management theory with a background in continental philosophy.  He has taught these subjects for nearly fifteen years in American, French and British universities.  His current research interests are focussed on business ethics and the philosophy of management, which he shares with other members of the Philosophy of Management group.  He maintains his relationship with continental philosophy however and has recently assumed the post of Secretary to the Society for European Philosophy.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D, Philosophy, University of Essex, 2002
  • M.A. Philosophy, University of Malta, 1997
  • BA (Combined Hons), Contemporary Studies & Philosophy, 1995

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2010 – current, Pathway Leader of Regent's American College London business programs, Regent's University London
  • 2010 – current, Visiting Professor for INSEEC business programs, Paris, France
  • 2004 – 2010, Associate Professor American InterContinental University London
  • 2000 – 2004, Visiting lecturer, University of Reading
  • 2000 – 2003, Visiting Lecturer, University of Greenwich
  • 1998 – 2003, Class Instructor, University of Essex

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Secretary of the Society for European Philosophy
  • External Examiner: University of Madras & University of Malta
  • Member of the Philosophy of Management group

Teaching & Course Development

  • Corporate Responsibility and Society
  • Business Ethics
  • Management & Leadership
  • Management Theory

Research Interests

  • Business Ethics

Publications

Journal Articles and Reviews:

  • (2011). Teaching Business Ethics:  An Existentialist & Pragmatist Approach, Philosophy of Management, Volume 10, Number 1.
  • (2010). Experimental Ethics, Conference Proceedings of the Philosophy of Management Annual Conference, St. Anne's College, Oxford.
  • (2004). New Theories, Parallax Volume 10, Number 3.
  • (2004). Philosophy in a Digital World, Journal for the British Society of Phenomenology, Vol. 31, Number Two.
  • (2004). Beauvoir's Ethics, review of Claudia Card's ‘Cambridge Companion to Simone De Beauvoir', Philosophical Writing, Issue 22.
  • (2003). What Is It We're Waiting For? Parallax, vol. 9, no.2.
  • (2002). Zizek in Strange Company,  Radical Philosophy, 111.

Conference Papers Given

  • (2012). “To what extent is Parfit a Kantian ethicist?”, Society for European Philosophy Annual Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • (2012). “The significance of ‘On What Matters' for business ethics teaching”, Philosophy of Management Annual Conference.
  • (2011). “Heidegger & Business Ethics”, Society for European Philosophy, York St.John's University.
  • (2010). “Experimental Ethics”, Philosophy of Management Annual Conference, St. Anne's College, Oxford.
  • (2008). “Teaching Business Ethics:  An Existentialist & Pragmatist Approach”, Philosophy of Management Annual Conference, St. Anne's College, Oxford.
  • (2008). “Analysis of the Methodological Issues in Historiography”, Address to the Philosophy Society of the University of Sussex.
  • (2006). “Conspiracy Theories:  The Epistemic Considerations”, Address to the Philosophy Society of the University of Greenwich.
  • (2006). “Alain Badiou's Theory of History”, Society for European Philosophy Conference 2005, University of Dundee.
  • (2005). “Historicism and its relevance for Nietzsche Studies”, Annual Friedrich Nietzsche Society Conference, Cambridge University.
  • (2005). “Agamben's Philosophical Historiography”, Society for European Philosophy Conference 2005, University of Reading.
  • (2004). “The 19th century Origins of Heidegger's Theory of Historicity”, Society forEuropean Philosophy Conference 2004, University of Greenwich.
  • (2004). “Habermas and Hermeneutics” Conference on Philosophy and Social Sciences 2004, Research Group of Moral and Political Philosophy, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • (2004). “Explanation versus Understanding in History”, Graduate Colloquium, University of Greenwich, University of Greenwich.
  • (2003). “An Analysis of Levinas's Conception of Space”, The British Society for Phenomenology Summer Conference 2003, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom.
  • (2003). “Philosophical Projects: A Dialogue between Tom Baldwin & Kit Barton”, Forum for European Philosophy Series, University of York, United Kingdom.
  • (2002). “On the Management of Desires: Empire and the Internal Contradictions of Globalization.” 'Social Theory 2002', International Social Theory Consortium, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • (2002). “Hospitality in Question: A Psychoanalytic Critique of Derridean Hospitality.” ‘Translating Class, Altering Hospitality', CongressCATH 2002, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
  • (2002). “Workshop on Hardt/Negri's Empire” Roundtable Participant, Conference on Philosophy and Social Sciences 2002, Research Group of Moral and Political Philosophy, Prague, Czech Republic.

Last updated: 08 December 2017