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    Environmental Pragmatism (edited book)
    with Eric Katz
    Routledge. 1996.
    Environmental pragmatism is a new strategy in environmental thought. It argues that theoretical debates are hindering the ability of the environmental movement to forge agreement on basic policy imperatives. This new direction in environmental thought moves beyond theory, advocating a serious inquiry into the merits of moral pluralism. Environmental pragmatism, as a coherent philosophical position, connects the methodology of classical American pragmatic thought to the explanation, solution and …Read more
  •  247
    Moral progress amid technological change
    Journal of Speculative Philosophy 15 (3): 195-200. 2001.
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    Finding a Future for Environmental Ethics
    Les Ateliers de L’Ethique 7 (3): 71-80. 2012.
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    In the past thirty years environmental ethics has emerged as one of the most vibrant and exciting areas of applied philosophy. Several journals and hundreds of books testify to its growing importance inside and outside philosophical circles. But with all of this scholarly output, it is arguably the case that environmental ethics is not living up to its promise of providing a philosophical contribution to the resolution of environmental problems. This article surveys the current state of the fiel…Read more
  •  110
    Technology and the Good Life? (edited book)
    with Eric Higgs and David Strong
    University of Chicago Press. 2000.
    Can we use technology in the pursuit of a good life, or are we doomed to having our lives organized and our priorities set by the demands of machines and systems? How can philosophy help us to make technology a servant rather than a master? Technology and the Good Life? uses a careful collective analysis of Albert Borgmann's controversial and influential ideas as a jumping-off point from which to address questions such as these about the role and significance of technology in our lives. Contribu…Read more
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    Urban ecological citizenship
    Journal of Social Philosophy 34 (1). 2003.
    There are many ways to describe cities. As a physical environment, more so than many other environments, they are at least an extension of our present intentions. But cities are not confined to the moment. Built spaces are also in conversation with the past and oriented toward the future as physical manifestations of our values and priorities. But even with all of the ways we have to describe cities we do not normally think of them as in any way akin to the “natural” environment. City and country…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.
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    Chapter 21: Philosophy of Technology and Environmental Ethics
    Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 10 (2): 202-209. 2006.
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    Environmental Ethics: An Anthology (edited book)
    with Holmes Rolston
    Wiley-Blackwell. 2002.
    _ _ _Environmental Ethics: An Anthology_ brings together both classic and cutting-edge essays which have formed contemporary environmental ethics, ranging from the welfare of animals versus ecosystems to theories of the intrinsic value of nature
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    Climate Change, Adaptation, and Climate-Ready Development Assistance
    with Gwynne Taraska
    Environmental Values 23 (2): 129-147. 2014.
    Traditional justifications for state-to-state development assistance include charity, basic rights and self-interest. Except in unusual cases such as war-reparations agreements, development assistance has typically been justified for reasons such as the above, without reference to any history of injury that holds between the states. We argue that climate change entails relationships of harm that can be cited to supplement and strengthen the traditional claims for development assistance. Finally,…Read more
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    Climate Ethics for Climate Action
    Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters. forthcoming.
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    The Aesthetics of Everyday Life (edited book)
    Columbia University Press. 2005.
    The aesthetics of everyday life, originally developed by Henri Lefebvre and other modernist theorists, is an extension of traditional aesthetics, usually confined to works of art. It is not limited to the study of humble objects but is rather concerned with all of the undeniably aesthetic experiences that arise when one contemplates objects or performs acts that are outside the traditional realm of aesthetics. It is concerned with the nature of the relationship between subject and object. One si…Read more
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    Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture (edited book)
    with Pieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes, and Steven A. Moore
    Springer. 2008.
    This volume provides the reader with an integrated overview of state-of-the-art research in philosophy and ethics of design in engineering and architecture.
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    Chapter 24: Philosophy and “Quotidian” Technologies such as Films
    with Larry Hickman
    Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 10 (2): 240-252. 2006.
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    Sourcing Stability in a Time of Climate Change
    Environmental Values 23 (2): 199-217. 2014.
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    Symposium introduction Eric Katz's nature as subject
    Ethics and the Environment 7 (1): 102-108. 2002.
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    Callicott and Naess on pluralism
    Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 39 (2). 1996.
    J. Baird Callicott has thrown down the gauntlet once again in the monism?pluralism debate in environmental ethics. In a recent article he argues that his ?communitarianism? (combined with a limited intertheoretic pluralism) is sufficient to get the advantages of pluralism advocated by his critics, while at the same time retaining the framework of moral monism. Callicott's attempt to set the record straight on the monism?pluralism debate has once again derailed us from answering the most importan…Read more
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    39 Methodological Pragmatism, Pluralism, and Environmental Ethics
    Environmental Ethics: The Big Questions. forthcoming.
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    Animal Pragmatism: Rethinking Human-Nonhuman Relationships (edited book)
    Indiana University Press. 2004.
    What does American pragmatism contribute to contemporary debates about human-animal relationships? Does it acknowledge our connections to all living things? Does it bring us closer to an ethical treatment of all animals?
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    Editorial: Adapting to a Perilous Planet
    Environmental Values 23 (2): 125-128. 2014.
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    Not Out of the Woods: Preserving the Human in Environmental Architecture
    with Aurora Wallace
    Environmental Values 14 (1). 2005.
    The North American environmental movement has historically sought to redress the depletion and degradation of natural resources that has been the legacy of the industrial revolution. Predominant in this approach has been the preservation of wilderness, conservation of species biodiversity and the restoration of natural ecosystems. While the results of such activity have often been commendable, several scholars have pointed out that the environmental movement has inherited an unfortunate bias aga…Read more
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    What Is a Pragmatic Philosophy?
    Journal of Philosophical Research 30 (Supplement): 341-356. 2005.
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    An Ethical Agenda for the Post-Durban Climate Change Negotiations
    Ethics, Policy and Environment 15 (3). 2012.
    (2012). An Ethical Agenda for the Post-Durban Climate Change Negotiations. Ethics, Policy & Environment: Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 269-271. doi: 10.1080/21550085.2012.753687
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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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    Clarifying the public/private distinction
    Environmental Ethics 20 (2): 223-224. 1998.
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    with Cheryl Hughes
    Social Philosophy Today 19 5-5. 2003.