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Christopher Preston, Professor of Philosophy

Office
Location: LA 157

Contact
Phone: (406) 243-2937
Fax: (406) 243-5313
Email: christopher.preston@umontana.edu

Education

Ph.D., University of Oregon (1998)

M.A. (applied ethics), Colorado State University (1993)

B.A. University of Durham, UK (1990)

Research Interests

Environmental Philosophy, Feminist Epistemology, Ethics, Interdisciplinary Science and Ethics, Wilderness and Re-wilding, Climate Engineering, Synthetic Biology

Professional Experience

Faculty Affiliate, Program on Ethics and Public Affairs, Mansfield Center, University of Montana.

Selected Publications

Climate Justice and Geoengineering: Ethics and Policy in the Atmospheric Anthropocene (editor) (Rowman and Littlefield International, forthcoming 2016)

Engineering the Climate: The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management (editor and contributor) (Lexington Books, 2012).

Saving Creation: Nature and Faith in the Life of Holmes Rolston, III (Trinity University Press, 2009).

Nature, Value, and Duty: Life on Earth with Holmes Rolston, III (co-editor with Wayne Ouderkirk and contributor) (Springer, 2007)

Grounding Knowledge: Environmental Philosophy, Epistemology, and Place (University of Georgia Press, 2003).
 

"The Multiple Anthropocenes: Towards Fracturing a Totalizing Discourse," Environmental Ethics (forthcoming 2015)

“Framing an Ethics of Climate Management for the Anthropocene,” Climatic Change 130 (2014): 359–369.

"Geoengineering and Gender" (co-author with Holly Jean Buck and Andrea Gammon), Hypatia: The Journal of Feminist Philosophy 29(3)(Summer 2014): 651-669.

"Rethinking the Unthinkable: Geoengineering and the Presumptive Argument from Environmental Ethics,” Environmental Values, 20(4) (2011): 1-23. 

“Synthetic Biology: Drawing a Line in Darwin’s Sand,” Environmental Values, 17(1) (2008): 23-39. 

Courses

PHL 504: Topics in Environmental Philosophy

PHL 422: Environmental Philosophy

PHL 315: Philosophy and Feminism

PHL 112e: Introduction to Ethics and the Environment