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    Global warming has aroused profound concerns about the future of humanity and the planet as a whole. Indeed, Bill McKibben has argued that anthropogenic climate change is tantamount to the very end of nature and articulates a sense of deep anxiety that many people share. I argue that this feeling of anxiety cannot be fully accounted for either by appeal to the consequences of global warming or the associated injustices. I locate its source with our recognition that human beings are now responsib…Read more
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    Radical hope for living well in a warmer world
    Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 23 (1-2): 43-55. 2009.
    Environmental changes can bear upon the environmental virtues, having effects not only on the conditions of their application but also altering the concepts themselves. I argue that impending radical changes in global climate will likely precipitate significant changes in the dominate world culture of consumerism and then consider how these changes could alter the moral landscape, particularly culturally thick conceptions of the environmental virtues. According to Jonathan Lear, as the last prin…Read more
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    Reconciling themes in neo-aristotelian meta-ethics
    Journal of Value Inquiry 41 (2): 245-264. 2007.
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    In 'Doing and Allowing', Samuel Scheffler argues that if a person sees herself as subject to norms of individual moral responsibility, then the content of her first-order substantive norms of individual moral responsibility must attribute greater responsibility to what one does than to what one could, but fails, to prevent. This paper is about how a morally responsible agent could deny the doctrine of doing and allowing, why an environmentalist should, and what this means for environmental ethic…Read more
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    The philosophy of rehabilitation which aims to reduce the impact of disease on all those affected by it is as applicable to chronic neurological conditions including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis as it is to single acute events such as head injury and stroke. The principles enshrined within the philosophy of rehabilitation are beguilingly simplistic often obscuring the challenge inherent in their attainment. Placing the patient in the centre of a proce…Read more
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    The Ecological Life
    Environmental Ethics 29 (4): 431-434. 2007.
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  • Glass combat boots
    with D. Kerdeman
    Philosophy of Education. forthcoming.