• Restoration of Art and Restoration of Nature
    The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 1 114-118. 1998.
    Robert Elliot's "Faking Nature," represents one of the strongest philosophical rejections of the ground of restoration ecology ever offered. Here, and in a succession of papers defending the original essay, Elliot argued that ecological restoration was akin to art forgery. Just as a copied art work could not reproduce the value of the original, restored nature could not reproduce the value of nature. I reject Elliot's art forgery analogy, and argue that his paper provides grounds for distinguish…Read more
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    Does the Audience Matter?
    Film and Philosophy 5 156-163. 2002.
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    The Environment: Between Theory and Practice
    Political Theory 31 (6): 871-882. 2003.
    When constructing environmental policies in democratic regimes, there is a need for a theory that can be used not only by academics but also by politicians and activists. So why has the major part of environmental ethics failed to penetrate environmental policy and serve as its rationale? Obviously, there is a gap between the questions that environmental philosophers discuss and the issues that motivate environmental activists. Avner de‐Shalit attempts to bridge this gap by combining tools of po…Read more
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    Practices of Readiness: Punctuation, Poise and the Contingencies of Participatory Design
    with Y. Akama
    In Liesbeth Huybrechts, Maurizio Teli, Ann Light, Yanki Lee, Julia Garde, John Vines, Eva Brandt, Anne Maire Kanstrup & Keld Bødker (eds.), Proceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference: Full Papers - Volume 1, Hasselt and Genk. 2018.
    How do we ready ourselves to intervene responsively in the contingent situations that arise in co-designing to make change? How do we attune to group dynamics and respond ethically to unpredictable developments when working with 'community'? Participatory Design can contribute to social transitions, yet its focus is often tightly tuned to technique for designing ICT at the cost of participatory practice. We challenge PD conventions by addressing what happens as we step into a situation to alter …Read more
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    Forward: Philosophy Into Practice
    Ethics and the Environment 4 (2): 127-129. 1999.
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    Series Preface
    with Bat-Ami Bar On
    Radical Philosophy Today 2 7-8. 2001.
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    Introduction
    with Mechthild Nagel and David Roberts
    Radical Philosophy Today 1 9-19. 2000.
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    Finding a Future for Environmental Ethics
    Les Ateliers de L’Ethique 7 (3): 71-80. 2012.
  • Environmental Ethics: An Anthology (edited book)
    with Rolston Iii Holmes
    Wiley. 2003.
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    The Aesthetics of Everyday Life
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 64 (4): 489-491. 2006.
  • Technology and the Good Life?
    with Eric Higgs and David Strong
    Utopian Studies 12 (2): 315-316. 2001.
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    Preface
    with Cheryl Hughes
    Social Philosophy Today 19 5-5. 2003.
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    Taking Environmental Ethics Public
    Environmental Ethics: Introductory Readings, Oxford: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming. forthcoming.
  • Design and Responsibility: The Interdependence of Natural, Artifactual, and Human Systems
    with Peter Kroes, Pieter E. Vermaas, Steven A. Moore, and Sd Noam Cook
    In Pieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes, Andrew Light & Steven A. Moore (eds.), Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture, Springer. 2008.
  • Beyond Inevitability: Emphasizing the Role of Intention and Ethical Responsibility in Engineering Design
    with Peter Kroes, Pieter E. Vermaas, Steven A. Moore, Kathryn A. Neeley, and Heinz C. Luegenbiehl
    In Pieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes, Andrew Light & Steven A. Moore (eds.), Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture, Springer. 2008.
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    Re-Designing Humankind: The Rise of Cyborgs, a Desirable Goal?
    with Peter Kroes, Pieter E. Vermaas, Steven A. Moore, Daniela Cerqui, and Kevin Warwick
    In Pieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes, Andrew Light & Steven A. Moore (eds.), Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture, Springer. 2008.
  • Diverse Designing: Sorting Out Function and Intention in Artifacts
    with Peter Kroes, Pieter E. Vermaas, Steven A. Moore, and Ted Cavanagh
    In Pieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes, Andrew Light & Steven A. Moore (eds.), Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture, Springer. 2008.
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    Compatibilism in political ecology
    In Andrew Light & Eric Katz (eds.), Environmental Pragmatism, Routledge. pp. 161--184. 1996.
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    Preface
    with Cheryl Hughes
    Social Philosophy Today 19 5-5. 2003.
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    Love conquers all, even time?
    In Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke & Harry Silverstein (eds.), Time and Identity, Mit Press. pp. 311. 2010.
    This chapter discusses the methods of studying the nature of time, particularly the story method. It presents a discussion of time as related to identity and tells the story of a person put on trial for committing a murder five years ago who puts forward an unorthodox defense. The accused person claims to remember committing the murder, but argues that “the murderer is not the same person as me, for I have changed. I am not the same person as that murderer of five years ago. Therefore you cannot…Read more
  • Robert Elliot's 1982 “Faking Nature,” represents one of the strongest philosophical rejections of the ground of restoration ecology ever offered.1 Here, and in a succession of papers defending the original essay, Elliot argued that ecological restoration, the practice of restoring damaged ecosystems, was akin to art forgery. Just as a copied art work could not reproduce the value of the original, restored nature could not reproduce the value of original nature, conceived as a form of nonanthropo…Read more
  • T. C. Boyle’s A Friend of the Earth (2001), tells the story of Tyrone Tierwater, a one time monkeywrencher and environmental avenger for “E. F.!” (Earth Forever!) who we first meet in 2025 in his mid-seventies. Tierwater is now working for a character based on Michael Jackson, who in his semi-retirement has employed the elder eco-warrior to help save some of the last remnants of a few dying species – warthogs, peccaries, hyenas, jackals, lions and what is likely the last Patagoninan fox. The not…Read more
  • The writings of William H. Whyte do not loom large in the literature of my field: environmental ethics, the branch of ethics devoted to consideration of whether and how there are moral reasons for protecting non-human animals and the larger natural environment. Environmental ethics is a very new field of inquiry, only found in academic philosophy departments since the early 1970s. While there is no accepted reading list of indispensable literature in environmental ethics, certainly any attempt t…Read more
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    Wim wenders and the everyday aesthetics of technology and space
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 55 (2): 215-229. 1997.