• Guest Editor’s Introduction
    Critical Philosophy of Race 12 (2): 213-214. 2024.
    The articles in this special issue are a selection of those presented at the conference, “Critical Philosophy of Race after Ten Years,” held in March 2022. The conference commemorated the tenth year of publication of the journal Critical Philosophy of Race. Although philosophical engagement with the concept of race was not new to the field of philosophy, the journal, indeed the term “critical philosophy of race,” served as a catalyst for deepening and widening philosophical efforts to better und…Read more
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    Letters to the Editor
    with Sandra Lee Bartky, Marilyn Friedman, William Harper, Alison M. Jaggar, Richard H. Miller, Abigail L. Rosenthal, Naomi Scheman, Steven Yates, Christina Sommers, Philip E. Devine, Harry Deutsch, Michael Kelly, and Charles L. Reid
    Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 65 (7). 1992.
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    Sulfate Aerosol Geoengineering: The Question of Justice
    with Toby Svoboda, Klaus Keller, and Marlos Goes
    Public Affairs Quarterly 25 (3): 157-180. 2011.
    Some authors have called for increased research on various forms of geoengineering as a means to address global climate change. This paper focuses on the question of whether a particular form of geoengineering, namely deploying sulfate aerosols in the stratosphere to counteract some of the effects of increased greenhouse gas concentrations, would be a just response to climate change. In particular, we examine problems sulfate aerosol geoengineering (SAG) faces in meeting the requirements of dist…Read more
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    Peer-reviewed climate change research has a transparency problem. The scientific community needs to do better
    with Adam Pollack, Jentry E. Campbell, Madison Condon, Courtney Cooper, Matteo Coronese, James Doss-Gollin, Prabhat Hegde, Casey Helgeson, Jan Kwakkel, Corey Lesk, Justin Mankin, Erin Mayfield, Samantha Roth, Vivek Srikrishnan, and Klaus Keller
    Mission-oriented climate change research is often unverifiable. Therefore, many stakeholders look to peer-reviewed climate change research for trustworthy information about deeply uncertain and impactful phenomena. This is because peer-review signals that research has been vetted for scientific standards like reproducibility and replicability. Here we evaluate the transparency of research methodologies in mission-oriented computational climate research. We find that only five percent of our samp…Read more
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    Philosophy in Multiple Voices
    with Lewis R. Gordon, Jorge J. E. Gracia, Randall Halle, David Haekwon Kim, Sarah Lucia Hoagland, Lucius T. Outlaw, and Dale Turner
    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2007.
    The scope of Philosophy in Multiple Voices provides the reader with eight philosophical streams of thought-African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Asian-American, Feminist, Latin-American, Lesbian, Native-American and Queer-that introduce readers to alternative, complex philosophical questions concerning gendered, sexed, racial and ethnic identities, canon formation, and meta-philosophy. The overriding theme of the text is that philosophy is pluralistic in voice, rich in diversity, and ought to valori…Read more
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    Racial Climates, Ecological Indifference offers a powerful intervention to the field of climate justice scholarship by addressing a neglected aspect of the field of climate justice, namely systemic racisms. Building on the work of Black feminist theorists, the work develops an ecointersectional approach designed to reveal the depth and complexities of racial climates overlooked even in the environmental justice literature. The book’s conception of ecological indifference underscores the disposit…Read more
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    Revealing Male Bodies (edited book)
    with Wil Cowling, Maurice Hamington, Greg Johnson, and Terrance MacMullan
    Indiana University Press. 2002.
    Revealing Male Bodies is the first scholarly collection to directly confront male lived experience. There has been an explosion of work in men's studies, masculinity issues, and male sexuality, in addition to a growing literature exploring female embodiment. Missing from the current literature, however, is a sustained analysis of the phenomenology of male-gendered bodies. Revealing Male Bodies addresses this omission by examining how male bodies are physically and experientially constituted by t…Read more
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    The Philosophical I: Personal Reflections on Life in Philosophy (edited book)
    with Nicholas Rescher, Richard Shusterman, Linda Martín Alcoff, Lorraine Code, Sandra Harding, Bat-Ami Bar On, John Lachs, John J. Stuhr, Douglas Kellner, Thomas E. Wartenberg, Paul C. Taylor, Nancey Murphy, Charles W. Mills, and Joseph Margolis
    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2002.
    Philosophy is shaped by life and life is shaped by philosophy. This is reflected in The Philosophical I, a collection of 16 autobiographical essays by prominent philosophers
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    Intrinsic Ethics Regarding Integrated Assessment Models for Climate Management
    with Erich W. Schienke, Seth D. Baum, Kenneth J. Davis, and Klaus Keller
    Science and Engineering Ethics 17 (3): 503-523. 2011.
    In this essay we develop and argue for the adoption of a more comprehensive model of research ethics than is included within current conceptions of responsible conduct of research (RCR). We argue that our model, which we label the ethical dimensions of scientific research (EDSR), is a more comprehensive approach to encouraging ethically responsible scientific research compared to the currently typically adopted approach in RCR training. This essay focuses on developing a pedagogical approach tha…Read more
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    Towards Integrated Ethical and Scientific Analysis of Geoengineering: A Research Agenda
    with Ryan L. Sriver, Toby Svoboda, Roman Olson, Peter J. Irvine, Jacob Haqq-Misra, and Klaus Keller
    Ethics, Policy and Environment 15 (2). 2012.
    Concerns about the risks of unmitigated greenhouse gas emissions are growing. At the same time, confidence that international policy agreements will succeed in considerably lowering anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions is declining. Perhaps as a result, various geoengineering solutions are gaining attention and credibility as a way to manage climate change. Serious consideration is currently being given to proposals to cool the planet through solar-radiation management. Here we analyze how the…Read more
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    Nepantla: Writing (from) the In-Between
    Journal of Speculative Philosophy 31 (1): 1-15. 2017.
    ABSTRACT The primary goal of this article is to find an interplay of concepts that will help us to write about the broad transformative potential of Gloria Anzaldúa's experiences of what she calls nepantla in her posthumously published Light in the Dark/Luz en lo Oscuro: Rewriting Identity, Spirituality, Reality. We want to integrate these concepts into our reading of her account of nepantla and to allow her language to further animate the force and meaning of the concepts' interactive connectio…Read more
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    Intrinsic Ethics Regarding Integrated Assessment Models for Climate Management
    with Erich W. Schienke, Seth D. Baum, Kenneth J. Davis, and Klaus Keller
    Science and Engineering Ethics 17 (3): 503-523. 2011.
    In this essay we develop and argue for the adoption of a more comprehensive model of research ethics than is included within current conceptions of responsible conduct of research (RCR). We argue that our model, which we label the ethical dimensions of scientific research (EDSR), is a more comprehensive approach to encouraging ethically responsible scientific research compared to the currently typically adopted approach in RCR training. This essay focuses on developing a pedagogical approach tha…Read more
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    How Uncertainty Interacts with Ethical Values in Climate Change Research
    In Linda Mearns, Chris Forest, Hayley Fowler, Robert Lempert & Robert Wilby (eds.), Uncertainty in Climate Change Research: An Integrated Approach, Springer. forthcoming.
    Like all human activities, scientific research is infused with values. Scientific discovery can, for example, be valued as an end in itself. The phrase ethical values is an umbrella term for much of what people care about aside from knowledge for its own sake. Ethical values encompass reasons for caring about the harms caused by climate impacts or the injustice of how those harms are distributed. The closer that research gets to informing real-world actions, the more the design of that research …Read more
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    Questions of whether anything exceeds reasonable sense and meaning have persisted throughout the history of philosophy. These questions have even continued in postmodern thought as well as in liberatory philosophies in which many kinds of events and lineages are experienced and seen as beyond philosophy. In this cowritten text, distinguished philosophers Nancy Tuana and Charles Scott pay particular attention to lineages and their dynamism as they develop the idea of things beyond philosophy, bey…Read more
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    Tango Dancing with María Lugones
    with Emma Velez
    Critical Philosophy of Race 8 (1-2): 1-24. 2020.
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    Climate Apartheid: The Forgetting of Race in the Anthropocene
    Critical Philosophy of Race 7 (1): 1-31. 2019.
    Despite recognition of the gender dimensions of climate change, there is little attention to racism in climate justice perspectives. In response, this article advocates developing an ecologically informed intersectional approach designed to disclose the ways racism contributes to the construction of illegible lives in the domain of climate policies and practices. Differential impacts of climate change, while an important dimension, is ultimately inadequate to understanding and responding to both…Read more
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    The Paradox of Liberatory Activism: The Promise of Decisive Hyper-Activism
    Journal of Speculative Philosophy 35 (4): 388-400. 2021.
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    Attention to Values Helps Shape Convergence Research
    with Casey Helgeson, Robert E. Nicholas, Klaus Keller, and Chris E. Forest
    Climatic Change 170. 2022.
    Convergence research is driven by specific and compelling problems and requires deep integration across disciplines. The potential of convergence research is widely recognized, but questions remain about how to design, facilitate, and assess such research. Here we analyze a seven-year, twelve-million-dollar convergence project on sustainable climate risk management to answer two questions. First, what is the impact of a project-level emphasis on the values that motivate and tie convergence resea…Read more
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    Book Reviews (review)
    Gender and Society 7 (2): 293-295. 1993.
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    From a Lifeboat Ethic to Anthropocenean Sensibilities
    Environmental Philosophy 17 (1): 101-123. 2020.
    To claim that “humans have become a geological agent,” to worry that “humans are interrupting, refashioning, and accelerating natural processes” is to reinforce metaphysical divides—humans and nature, the cultural and the natural. It is furthermore to reinforce all the narratives from which these divides are animated: modernity, colonialization, enlightenment with their attendant discourses of progress, control, and purity. In its place I advocate Anthropocenean sensibilities. Sensibilities in w…Read more
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    Learning About Forest Futures Under Climate Change Through Transdisciplinary Collaboration Across Traditional and Western Knowledge Systems
    with Erica Smithwick, Christopher Caldwell, Alexander Klippel, Robert M. Scheller, Rebecca Bliege Bird, Klaus Keller, Dennis Vickers, Melissa Lucash, Robert E. Nicholas, Stacey Olson, Kelsey L. Ruckert, Jared Oyler, Casey Helgeson, and Jiawei Huang
    In Stephen G. Perz (ed.), Collaboration Across Boundaries for Social-Ecological Systems Science, Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 153-184. 2019.
    We provide an overview of a transdisciplinary project about sustainable forest management under climate change. Our project is a partnership with members of the Menominee Nation, a Tribal Nation located in northern Wisconsin, United States. We use immersive virtual experiences, translated from ecosystem model outcomes, to elicit human values about future forest conditions under alternative scenarios. Our project combines expertise across the sciences and humanities as well as across cultures and…Read more
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    Why Simpler Computer Simulation Models Can Be Epistemically Better for Informing Decisions
    with Casey Helgeson, Vivek Srikrishnan, and Klaus Keller
    Philosophy of Science 88 (2): 213-233. 2021.
    For computer simulation models to usefully inform climate risk management, uncertainties in model projections must be explored and characterized. Because doing so requires running the model many ti...
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    Understanding scientists' computational modeling decisions about climate risk management strategies using values-informed mental models
    with Lauren Mayer, Kathleen Loa, Bryan Cwik, Klaus Keller, Chad Gonnerman, Andrew Parker, and Robert Lempert
    Global Environmental Change 42 107-116. 2017.
    When developing computational models to analyze the tradeoffs between climate risk management strategies (i.e., mitigation, adaptation, or geoengineering), scientists make explicit and implicit decisions that are influenced by their beliefs, values and preferences. Model descriptions typically include only the explicit decisions and are silent on value judgments that may explain these decisions. Eliciting scientists’ mental models, a systematic approach to determining how they think about climat…Read more
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    Border Arte Philosophy: Altogether Beyond Philosophy
    Journal of Speculative Philosophy 32 (1): 70-91. 2018.
    ABSTRACT We are concerned with borders and their crucial importance in people's lives. Throughout we place emphasis on liberatory critique and knowledge and on the importance of the forces lineages exercise in the ways we live. How might we speak of whatever is bordered and allow that of which we speak its manifest differences? How are we able to engage differences and maintain our own differences? How might we, as philosophers, speak philosophically about what is beyond philosophy? Such speakin…Read more
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    Guest Editors' Introduction
    Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 22 (1): 1-2. 2017.
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    This history of reproductive theories from Aristotle to the preformationists provides an excellent illustration of the ways in which the gender/science system informs the process of scientific investigation. In this essay I examine the effects of the bias of woman's inferiority upon theories of human reproduction. I argue that the adherence to a belief in the inferiority of the female creative principle biased scientific perception of the nature of woman's role in human generation.
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    The National Science Foundation (NSF) in the United States, like many other funding agencies all over the globe, has made large investments in interdisciplinary research in the sciences and engineering, arguing that interdisciplinary research is an essential resource for addressing emerging problems, resulting in important social benefits. Using NSF as a case study for problem that might be relevant in other contexts as well, I argue that the NSF itself poses a significant barrier to such resear…Read more
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    What Is Feminist Philosophy?
    In George Yancy (ed.), Philosophy in Multiple Voices, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 21--21. 2007.
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    The Radical Future of Feminist Empiricism
    Hypatia 7 (1): 100-114. 1992.
    I argue that Nelson's feminist transformation of empiricism provides the basis of a dialogue across three currently competing feminist epistemologies: feminist empiricism, feminist standpoint theories, and postmodern feminism, a dialogue that will result in a dissolution of the apparent tensions between these epistemologies and provide an epistemology with the openness and fluidity needed to embrace the concerns of feminists.