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Faculty Image Christopher Preston
Office: LA 157
Phone: (406) 243-2141
Fax: (406) 243-5313
Email: christopher.preston@umontana.edu

 

Current Position:

Professor of Philosophy

Office Hours:

On leave and faculty exchange, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Research Interests:

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

Courses:

PHL 504: Topics in Environmental Philosophy

PHL 422: Environmental Philosophy

PHL 315: Philosophy and Feminism

PHL 112e: Introduction to Ethics and the Environment

Education:

Ph.D., University of Oregon (1998)

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

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

Professional Experience:

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

Selected Publications:

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).

“Framing an Ethics of Climate Management for the Anthropocene,” Climatic Change (2014).

"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.