I received my PhD in Philosophy from the University of Toronto, and have taught previously at the University of Toronto and the University of South Florida. I am a current member of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change at the University of Waterloo. Please see my personal website for a more detailed and up-to-date profile.
My current research extends across five connected themes:
I am willing to supervise students wanting to work on any of the themes listed under Research Interests. Any students interested in financial assistance in doing so should contact me via email.
2020. Philosophy and the Climate Crisis: How the Past Can Save the Present. Routledge
2019. Canadian Environmental Philosophy, edited with Frank Jankunis and Tyler DesRoches. McGill-Queens University Press
2018. The Ethics of Climate Change: An Introduction. Routledge
2015. The Anthropocene Project: Virtue in the Age of Climate Change. Oxford University Press
2015. Environmental Ethics for Canadians, second edition Oxford University Press (third edition forthcoming, 2021-2022)
2021-2022. 'Connecting Planetary Health and Human Well-Being,' in Environmental Ethics for Canadians (third edition), edited by Byron Williston. Oxford University Press (forthcoming)
2021-2022. 'Governing the Technosphere: The Case of Geoengineering,' in Environmental Ethics for Canadians (third edition), edited by Byron Williston. Oxford University Press (forthcoming)
2019. ‘Ecological Nationalism: Canadian Politics in the Anthropocene,’ in Canadian Environmental Philosophy, edited by Frank Jankunis, Tyler DesRoches and Byron Williston. McGill-Queens University Press, 159-180
2019. ‘Situating Environmental Philosophy in Canada’ (with Tyler DesRoches and Frank Jankunis), in Canadian Environmental Philosophy, edited by Frank Jankunis, Tyler DesRoches and Byron Williston. McGill-Queens University Press, 3-15
2018. ‘A Tapestry of Concealments: Barkskins as Anthropocene Fiction,’ Environmental Philosophy 15(2), 237-254
2018. ‘The Uncanny Anthropocene,’ in The Task of Philosophy in the Anthropocene, edited by Jon Wittrock and Richard Polt. Rowman and Littlefield International, 135-152
2018. ‘Climate Change Ethics,’ in Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene, volume 4, edited by Michael Goldstein and Dominick DellaSala. Elsevier, 45-52
2017. ‘The Question Concerning Geoengineering,’ Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 21(2-3), 199-221.
2017. ‘The Sublime Anthropocene,’ Environmental Philosophy 13(2), 155-174
2015. ‘Epistemic Character and the Ecological Crisis,’ in Environmental Ethics for Canadians (second edition), edited by Byron Williston. Oxford University Press, 247-253
2012. ‘Climate Change and Radical Hope,’ Ethics and the Environment 17(2), 165-186
2011. ‘The Importance of Self-Forgiveness,’ American Philosophical Quarterly 49(1), 67-80
2011. ‘Moral Progress and Canada’s Climate Failure,’ Journal of Global Ethics 7(2), 149-160. Reprinted in Global Ethics on Climate Change: The Planetary Crisis and Philosophical Alternatives, edited by Martin Schönfeld, (London: Routledge), 21-32, 2013
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