G. Scott Davis
Lewis T. Booker Professorship in Religion & Ethics
Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL)
Grants and Fellowships
Stockdale Fellow in Ethics, United States Naval Academy, 2012-2013
National Endwoment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, Rutgers University, 1996
Princeton University Center for Human Values Fellowship, 2000-2001
Jessie Ball Dupont Seminar, National Humanities Center, 1999
Whiting Fellow in the Humanities, 1978-1979, Princeton University
Jonathan Edwards Fellowship, 1975-1978, Princeton University
"The Unity of the Virtues in Abelard's Dialogus." Proceedings of the XIth Annual Conference on Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, pp. 71-82. Villanova, Pa., 1986.
Professional Experience
Professor of Religion, Princeton University (1992-1994)
Professor of Religion, University of Southern California (1988-1992)
Professor of Religion, Columbia University (1983-1988)
Warcraft and the Fragility of Virtue: An Essay in Aristotelian Ethics. Moscow, Idaho: University of Idaho Press, 1992. Reprinted with new forward , Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2011.
“Two Neglected Classics of Comparative Ethics,” Journal of Religious Ethics, 36/3, September 2008, pp. 375-403
"Humanitarian Intervention and Just War Criteria." Journal for Peace and Justice Studies 12 (2002): 63-94.
"Doing What Comes Naturally: Recent Work in the New Natural Law Theory." Religion 31 (2001): 407-433.
"Conquest and Conscience: Francisco de Vitoria on Justice in the New World." Modern Theology 13 (1997): 475-500.
"Irony and Argument in Dialogues XII." Religious Studies 27 (1991): 239-257.
"`Et quod vis fac': Paul Ramsey and Augustinian Ethics" Journal of Religious Ethics 19 (1991): 31-69.
"Ethical Properties and Divine Commands." Journal of Religious Ethics 2 (1983): 280-300.
"Comparative Ethics and the Crucible of War." In Torkel Brekke, ed., The Ethics of War in Asian Civilizations, pp. 1-36. London: Routledge/Curzon, 2005.

Ph.D., Princeton University 1984
A.B., Bowdoin College 1975
Contact Information
(804) 289-8331
(804) 287-6504 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Western Religious Thought