Environment

Clean Energy Infrastructure, Environmental Justice and the Ethics of NIMBY

NIMBY-ism, or "not in my backyard," is a double-edged sword, and sometimes it's as harmful to clean energy infrastructure as it is helpful.

Insecticidal Tendencies: Insects as Candidates for Ecological Ethics

Pesticides have done a lot of harm to our environment, but most of all to insects. Should our ethics extend beyond ourselves to members of the natural world?

Rethinking Modification of the Natural World

Humans have been modifying the natural world for millennia. But what is right -- the way the world was, or what we change it to be?

Passing the Mirror Test and the Wrong of Pain

We often define the moral community on the basis of whether a being is self-aware or not. But what happens when our scientific conceptions of consciousness change?

Sip Carefully: Plastic Straws and the Individualization of Responsibility

Is Starbucks' plastic straw ban actually more sustainable? And is it an authentic acceptance of responsibility for sustainability?
"Climate Change and the Philosophical Pitfalls of Grounding Duty to Future Generations" (see original article by Desmonda Lawrence)

"Insecticidal Tendencies: Insects as Candidates for Ecological Ethics" (see original article by Casey Ford)

"Passing the Mirror Test and the Wrong of Pain" (see original article by Meredith McFadden)

"Clean Energy Infrastructure, Environmental Justice and the Ethics of NIMBY" (see original article by Kiara Goodwine)

"Rethinking Modification of the Natural World" (see original article by Rachel Robison-Greene)

"Absent Perpetrator and Action-Less Bystander in East Chicago" (see original article by Kiara Goodwine)

"Sip Carefully: Plastic Straws and the Individualization of Responsibility" (see original article by Kiara Goodwine)