African elephant in Tanzania by Erika Gavenus

In Defense of Biodiversity: Why Protecting Species from Extinction Matters

A number of biologists have recently made the argument that extinction is part of evolution and that […]


The Theoretical Individual

Imagination, Ethics and the Future of Humanity From the publisher: How can the one influence the many? […]

DNA by MIKI Yoshihito from the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

Where to? Genetic Engineering —Genetically Modified Organisms, GMO, Synthetic Life and Bioethics

Authors Gioietta Kuo and Lane Jennings consider the different directions the future could push genetic modification research, […]

Balancing Act by Colin Harris | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Fairly sharing 1.5

National fair shares of a 1.5 °C-compliant global mitigation effort What do national-level fair shares look like […]

Money Plant by Tax Credits | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

Ecological Economics for the Anthropocene: An emerging paradigm

Editors Brown and Timmerman bring together a comprehensive look at the origins of ecological economic, how the […]

Ae'o or Hawaiian stilt  (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni) | Photo by Minette Layne | Flickr | CC BY-NC 2.0

Biological Extinction | Paul R. Ehrlich

How to Save the Natural World on Which We Depend Paul R. Ehrlich presents during the workshop […]

West Kalimantan by Wakx | Flickr | CC BY-NC 2.0

Ecoethics: Now Central to All Ethics

Paul R. Ehrlich considers how the intra- and inter-generational issues central to ecoethics run ubiquitously through human […]

Jumping Josephine! by Amanda Smith/USFWS | Long Beach, Washington | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

The Rise of an Ecomissionary Philosophical Movement

“Nearly a half century after Dana Meadows, Edward Goldsmith, Paul Ehrlich, and other environmental prophets first warned […]

CO2 emissions by Ian Britton | Flickr | CC BY-NC 2.0

Carbon Trading: Unethical, Unjust and Ineffective?

In their article Carbon Trading: Unethical, Unjust and Ineffective? from 2011, Simon Caney and Cameron Hepburn critically examined some […]

Das Lakshana (Paryusana) celebrations, Jain Center of America, New York City Aauysh18 | Wikimedia | CC BY-SA 3.0

Why I Admire Jains

Like most students of philosophy and religion, I have long been aware of Jainism, but my personal […]