Damian Grace


Damian Grace


Damian Grace is a political philosopher and historian of political ideas. He has taught normative and applied ethics, political philosophy, history of political thought and philosophy of religion over the past four decades. He has published broadly but his research has centred on Renaissance political theory and applied ethics.


Research Interests
  • The political thought of More and Erasmus
  • The reputation of Machiavelli
  • The ethics of compliance regimes
  • The philosophy of friendship


Books Authored and Edited

McGillion, C. and Grace, D. (2014) Reckoning: The Catholic Church and child sexual abuse. (Adelaide: ATF Press and Eureka Street)

Grace, D. and Cohen, S. and Holmes, W. (2013) Business Ethics, A Canadian Perspective (Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press)

Grace, D. and Cohen, S. (2013) Business Ethics, 5th edn., (Melbourne: Oxford University Press).

Cousins, A.D. and Grace, D. (eds.) (2009) A Companion to Thomas More, (Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press).

Refereed Journal Articles

Jackson, M. and Grace, D. (2015) “Machiavelli’s Shadows in Management, Social Psychology and Primatology,” Theoria, 62, 142, 67-84.

Jackson, M. and Grace, D. (2015) “Reflections on the Misrepresentation of Machiavelli in Management: The Mysterious case of the MACH IV Personality Construct,” Philosophy of Management, vol. 13, 3, 51-72.

Jackson, M. and Grace, D., (2014) “Dinner in utopia: Why did Plato propose “amazing and frightening” meals in common?” Spaces of Utopia 2nd Series, No. 3, 9-26

Jackson, M. and Grace, D. (2013 ), "Machiavelli’s Echo in Management", Management & Organizational History DOI:10.1080/17449359.2013.831737.

Jackson, M & Grace, D 2010, "The utopian vision within Leviathan", Utopia and Utopianism, vol. 3.

Grace, D 2009 "Errant corporations, diffuse responsibilities, and the environment: Ethical issues in the Orica case study", Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 90, no. 4.

Book Chapters

Grace, D. (2013) “The Ethics of Business Communication”, in E. Tynan, ed. Communication for Business (Melbourne: Oxford University Press)

Grace, D. (2012) “Aquinas”; “Erasmus”; and (with Michael Jackson) “Kohlberg” in Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning ed. Norbert Seel, Heidelberg/New York: Springer.

Grace, D 2009, "Utopia", in Literary Encyclopedia, at http://www.litencyc.com/

Grace, D 2009, "Utopia", in A.D. Cousins and D. Grace (eds), A Companion to Thomas More, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Madison.

Grace, D 2007, "The Right of Freedom of Expression", in J. Franklin (ed.), Life to the Full, Connor Court, Ballan.

Grace, D 2007, "The Cartoons and Incommensurable Values" in B. Debatin (ed.), Der Karikaturenstreit und die Pressefreiheit, LIT, Berlin.

Book Reviews

Grace, D. 2013, Review of Mark Freeman, Robin Pearson and James Taylor, Shareholder Democracies? Corporate Governance in Britain and Ireland before 1850, Journal of Management History, vol. 19, 1, p. 133.

Grace, D 2009, "Guilt About the Past", by B Schlink, Australian Book Review, vol. 310.

Grace, D 2006, "Campbell Jones, Martin Parker and Rene ten Bos, For Business Ethics", Australian Journal of Management, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 371-380.

Non-refereed publications

Cohen, S. and Grace, D. (2015) “Blowing the Whistle on Bowden,” Australian Ethics, Winter, pp 4-11.

Jackson, M. and Grace, D. (2012) “Machiavellian Monkey Business: Machiavellian Intelligence In Primates And Machiavelli”, The Montréal Review, December, http://www.themontrealreview.com/2009/Machiavellian-intelligence-in-primates-and-Machiavelli.php