Relating to topics in environmental philosophy and ethics


Talley, J. L., J. Schneider, and E. Lindquist. (2016). A simplified approach to stakeholder engagement in natural resource management: the Five-Feature Framework. Ecology and Society 21(4):38.
Long, C., O’Rourke, M. (2016). Philosophy at home. Inside Higher Education. Views. 12 May.

Piso, Z., Sertler, E., Malavisi, A., Marable, K., Jensen, E., Gonnerman, C., O’Rourke, M. (2016). The production and reinforcement of ignorance in collaborative interdisciplinary research. Social Epistemology 30(5-6): 643–664. DOI:

Crowley, S., Gonnerman, C., O’Rourke, M. (2016). Cross-disciplinary research as a platform for philosophical research. Journal of the American Philosophical Association2(2): 344–363. DOI:

Norris, P. E., O’Rourke, M., Mayer, A. S., Halvorsen, K. E. (2016). Managing the wicked problem of transdisciplinary team formation in socio-ecological systems. Landscape and Urban Planning. 154: 115–122. DOI:

Bosque-Pérez, N. A., Klos, P. Z., Force, J. E., Waits, L. P., Cleary, K., Rhoades, P., Galbraith, S. M., Bentley Brymer, A. L., O’Rourke, M., Eigenbrode, S. D., Finegan, B., Wulfhorst, J. D., Sibelet, N., Holbrook, J. D. (2016). A pedagogical model for team-based, problem-focused interdisciplinary doctoral education. BioScience. 66(6): 477–488. DOI:

Hall, T. E., Engebretson, J., O’Rourke, M., Piso, Z., Whyte, K., Valles, S. (2016). The need for social ethics in interdisciplinary environmental science graduate programs: Results from a nation-wide survey in the United States. Science and Engineering Ethics. Online First. DOI:

Read, E. K., O’Rourke, M., Hong, G. S., Hanson, P. C., Winslow, L. A., Crowley, S., Brewer, C. A., Weathers, K. C. (2016). Building the team for team science. Ecosphere 7(3): e01291.10.1002/ecs2.1291. DOI:

Piso, Z., O’Rourke, M., Weather, K. C. (2016). Out of the fog: Catalyzing integrative capacity in interdisciplinary research. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 56: 84–94. DOI:

Pennock, R. T., O’Rourke, M. (2016). Developing a scientific virtue-based approach to science ethics training. Science and Engineering Ethics. Available online. DOI:

Robinson, B., Vasko, S. E., Gonnerman, C., Christen, M., O’Rourke, M., Steel, D. (2016). Human values and the value of humanities in interdisciplinary research. Cogent Arts & Humanities 3(1). Available online. DOI:

O’Rourke, M., Crowley, S., Gonnerman, C. (2016). On the nature of cross-disciplinary integration: A philosophical framework. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 56: 62–70. DOI:

Werkheiser, I. & Piso, Z. (Eds.) (under contract).  Food Justice: Bringing Theory and Practice Together. New York: Springer.

Piso, Z., Werkheiser, I., Noll, S., & Leshko, C. (2016). Sustainability of What? Recognizing the Diverse Values that Sustainable Agriculture Works to Sustain. Environmental Values, 25: in press.

Piso, Z. (2016) Integration, Values, and Well-Ordered Interdisciplinary Science. The Pluralist, 11(1): 49-57.


Valles, Sean A (2015) Judging Culpability in Dwyer’s Climate Change “Gaia Commission”: A Response to Dwyer. BioéthiqueOnline, 4(22), 1-2.

Hessels, A., Robinson, B., O’Rourke, M., Begg, Melissa D., Larson, E. (2015). Building interdisciplinary research models through interactive education. Clinical and Translational Science 8(6): 793–799. DOI:

O’Rourke, M. (2015). A Reply to Katri Huutoniemi’s ‘Interdisciplinarity as Academic Accountability’. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 4(10): 26–32.

Gonnerman, C., O’Rourke, M., Crowley, S. J., Hall, T. E. (2015). Discovering philosophical assumptions that guide action research: The reflexive Toolbox approach. In H. Bradbury Huang and P. Reason (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Action Research, 3rd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Donovan, S. M., O’Rourke, M., Looney, C. (2015). Your hypothesis or mine? Terminological and conceptual variation across disciplines. SAGE Open. 5(2): 1–13. DOI:

 Fisher, E., O’Rourke, M., Evans, R., Kennedy, E. B., Gorman, M. E. (2015). Mapping the integrative field: taking stock of socio-technical collaboration. Journal of Responsible Innovation. 2(1): 39–61. DOI:

O’Rourke, M., Crowley, S., Gonnerman, C. (2015). On the nature of cross-disciplinary integration: A philosophical framework. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Available online. DOI: .

Piso, Z. (2015). Integration, Language, and Practice: Wittgenstein and Interdisciplinary Communication.  Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 33: 14-38.

David B. Resnik and Kevin C. Elliott, “The Ethical Challenges of Socially Responsible Science,” Accountability in Research, available online; DOI:10.1080/08989621.2014.1002608. 

David B. Resnik, Kevin C. Elliott, and Aubrey Miller, “A Framework for Addressing Ethical Issues in Citizen Science,” Environmental Science and Policy 54 (2015): 475-481; DOI:10.1016/j.envsci.2015.05.008.

Kevin C. Elliott, “Selective Ignorance in Environmental Research,” in M. Groß and Linsey McGoey (eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies(London: Routledge, 2015), p. 165-173.

David B. Resnik and Kevin C. Elliott, “Bisphenol A and Risk Management Ethics,” Bioethics 29 (2015): 182-189.

Kevin C. Elliott and David B. Resnik: “Scientific Reproducibility, Human Error, and Public Policy,” BioScience 65 (2015): 5-6.

Patricia A. Soranno, Kendra Spence Cheruvelil, Kevin C. Elliott, and Georgina Montgomery, “It’s Good to Share: Why Environmental Scientists’ Ethics are Out of Date,” BioScience 65 (2015): 69-73.

O’Rourke, M. (2015). A Reply to Katri Huutoniemi’s ‘Interdisciplinarity as Academic   Accountability’. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective4(10): 26-32.

Gonnerman, C., O’Rourke, M., Crowley, S. J., Hall, T. E. (2015). Discovering             philosophical assumptions that guide action research: The reflexive Toolbox               approach. In H. Bradbury Huang and P. Reason (Eds.), The SAGE                             Handbook of Action Research, 3rd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE                       Publications.

Donovan, S. M., O’Rourke, M., Looney, C. (2015). Your hypothesis or mine?             Terminological and conceptual variation across disciplines. SAGE Open. 5(2): 1-13. DOI: 10.1177/2158244015586237.

Ferkany, M. 2015. Is it Arrogant to Deny Climate Change or is it Arrogant to Say it is Arrogant? Understanding Arrogance and Cultivating Humility in Climate                     Change Discourse and Education. Environmental Values (24): 705-724.

Normandin, S, & Valles, S.A.. 2015. How a network of conservationists and population control activists created the contemporary US anti-immigration movement. Endeavour. Published Online.

Piso, Z., Werkheiser, I., Noll, S., Leshko, C. Forthcoming. Sustainability of what?

Recognizing the diverse values that sustainable agriculture works to sustain. Environmental Values.

Fisher, E., O’Rourke, M., Evans, R., Kennedy, E.B., Gorman, M.E. 2015. Mapping the Integrative Field: Taking Stock of Socio-Technical Collaboration. Journal of Responsible Innovation. Published Online.

Werkheiser I. & Piso, Z. 2015. People Work to Sustain Systems: a Framework for Understanding Sustainability. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.

Thompson, P.B. & Noll, S. 2015. Agricultural Ethics. In Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: A Global Resource. Edited by J.B. Holbrook. Macmillan Reference.

Werkheiser, I. Forthcoming. Fighting Nature: An Analysis and Critique of Breed-Specific Flourishing Arguments for Dog Fights. Society & Animals.

Thompson, P.B. & List. 2015. Standards. In Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: A Global Resource. Edited by J.B. Holbrook. Macmillan Reference.

Werkheiser, I. 2015. Community Epistemic Capacities. Social Epistemology.


Valles, S. 2014. Bioethics and the Framing of Climate Change’s Health Risks. Bioethics. Online.

Knowlton, J. L., Halvorsen, K. E., Handler, R. M., O’Rourke, M. 2014. Teaching Interdisciplinary Sustainability Science Teamwork Skills to Graduate Students Using In-person and Web-based Interactions. Sustainability 6: 9428-9440.

Thompson, P.B. 2014. The GMO Quandary and What It Means for Social Philosophy. Social Philosophy Today 30: 7-27.

Climate and Traditional Knowledges Workgroup (includes Whyte). 2014. Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges in Climate Change Initiatives.

Steel, D. 2014. Philosophy and the Precautionary Principle: Science, Evidence, and Environmental Policy. Cambridge.

Thompson, P.B., Kaplan, D. 2014. The Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics. Springer.

Hall, T., O’Rourke, M. 2014. Responding to Communication Challenges in Transdisciplinary Sustainability Science. In Heuristics for Transdisciplinary Sustainability Studies: Solution-oriented Approaches to Complex Problems. Edited by K. Huutoniemi & P. Tapio. Routledge. 

Elliot, K., Resnik, D. 2014. Science, Policy, and the Transparency of Values. Environmental Health Perspectives. Forthcoming.

Werkheiser, I. & Noll, S. 2014. From Food Justice to a Tool of the Status Quo: Three Sub- Movements within Local Food. Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics. 27: 201-210.

Noll, S. 2014. Liberalism and the Two Directions of the Local Food Movement. Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics. 27: 211-224.

Ferkany, M., A.L. Freed & S.R. Stapleton. 2014 A Review of “Navigating Environmental Attitudes.” Journal of Environmental Education 45. 134-137.

Elliott, K. 2014. Financial Conflicts of Interest and Criteria for Research Credibility. Erkenntnis. Forthcoming.

Elliott, K & D. McKaughan. 2014. Non-Epistemic Values and the Multiple Goals of Science. Philosophy of Science 81: 1-21.

Werkheiser, I. 2014. Food Sovereignty, Health Sovereignty, and Self-Organized Community Viability. Interdisciplinary Environmental Review 15(2/3): 134-146.

Whyte, K.P. 2014. A Concern about Shifting Interactions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Parties in US Climate Adaptation Contexts . Interdisciplinary Environmental Review. 15 (2/3): 114-133.

Thompson, P.B. Thomas Jefferson’s Land Ethics. In Thomas Jefferson and Philosophy: Essays on the Philosophical Cast of Jefferson’s Writings. Edited by M. A. Holowchak, 61-77: Lexington Books.

Whyte, K.P. 2014. Indigenous Women, Climate Change Impacts and Collective Action. Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy 29 (3): 599-616.

Resnik, D., Elliot, K. 2014. Environmental Health Ethics. In Bioethics. Edited by Bruce Jennings. Macmillan Library Reference.

Resnik, D., Elliot, K. 2014. Bisphenol A and Risk Management Ethics. Bioethics. Online.


Steel, D. 2013. The Precautionary Principle and the Dilemma Objection. Ethics,Policy & Environment 16: 321-340.

Thompson, P.B. 2013. Ethics and Equity. In Socio-Economic Considerations in Biotechnology Regulation. Edited by K. Ludlow S.J. Smyth and J. Falck-Zepeda, 97-107. Springer.

Steel, D. 2013. Precaution and Proportionality: A Reply to Turner. Ethics, Policy & Environment 16: 344-348.

O’Rourke, M., Crowley, S. 2013. Philosophical intervention and cross-disciplinary science: The story of the Toolbox Project. Synthese 190: 1937-1954.

Elliott, K. 2013. Selective Ignorance and Agricultural Research. Science, Technology, and Human Values 38: 328-350.

Beck, D., M. Ivanovic, S. Noll, and I. Werkheiser. 2013. The Ethics of Consuming: Community, Agency, and Participation in Global Food Systems. The Ethics of Consumption: the Citizen, the Market and the Law. Edited by H. Rocklinsberg and P. Sandin, 437-447. Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Van Wieren, G. 2013. Restored to Earth: Christianity, Environmental Ethics, and Ecological Restoration. Georgetown University Press.

Elliott, K. 2013. Ethical and Societal Values in Nanotoxicology. In Pursuit of Nanoethics: Transantlantic Reflections on Nanotechnology. Edited by B. Gordijn and A. M. Cutter, 147-166. Springer.

Werkheiser, I. 2013. Domination and Consumption: an Examination of Veganism, Anarchism, and Ecofeminism. Journal of Existential & Phenomenological Theory and Culture 8: 161-184.

Whyte, K.P. 2013. Justice Forward: Tribes, Climate Adaptation and Responsibility. Climatic Change. 120: 517-530.

Ferkany, M. & Whyte K.P. 2013. The Compatibility of Liberalism and Environmental Education. Theory & Research in Education 11: 5-21.

Elliott, K., Willmes, D. 2013. Cognitive Attitudes and Values in Science. Philosophy of Science 80: 807-817.

Sandin, P., Mårald, E., Davison, A., Nye, D.E. & Thompson, P.B. 2013. Book Symposium

on The Agrarian Vision: Sustainability and Environmental Ethics by Paul B. Thompson. Philosophy & Technology 26: 301-320.

O’Rourke, M. 2013. Philosophy as a Theoretical Foundation for I2S. Disciplining Interdisciplinarity: Integration and Implementation Sciences for Researching Complex Real-World Problems. Edited by G. Bammer. ANU E Press.

McKaughan, D., Elliott, K. 2013. Backtracking and the Ethics of Framing: Lessons from Voles and Vasopressin. Accountability in Research 20: 206-226.

Noll, S. 2013. Broiler Chickens and a Critique of the Epistemic Foundations of Animal Modification. Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics 26: 273-280.

Whyte, K.P. 2013. On the Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge as a Collaborative Concept: A Philosophical Study. Ecological Processes 2: 1-12.

Elliott, K. 2013. Douglas on Values: From Indirect Roles to Multiple Goals. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 44: 375-383.

Thompson, P.B. 2013. The Opposite of Human Enhancement: Nanotechnology and the Blind Chicken Problem. Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future. Edited by S. A. Hays, J. S. Robert, C.A. Miller & I. Bennett. Springer.

Williams, C., O’Rourke, M., Eigenbrode, S. D., O’Loughlin, I., Crowley, S. 2013. Using bibliometrics to support the facilitation of cross-disciplinary communication. Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology 64: 1768–1779.

Van Wieren, G. & Kellert S.R. 2013. The Origins of Aesthetic and Spiritual Values in Children’s Experience of Nature. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture 7: 243-264.

Dotson, K. & Whyte K.P. 2013. Environmental Justice, Unknowability and Unqualified Affectability. Ethics & the Environment 18: 55-79.

Steel, D. 2013. Acceptance, Values, and Inductive Risk. Philosophy of Science 80: 818-828.

Resnik, D., Elliott, K. 2013. Taking Financial Relationships into Account When Assessing Research. Accountability in Research 20: 184-205.

O’Rourke, M., Crowley, S., Eigenbrode, S.D., & Wulfhorst, J.D. (Eds.) 2013. Enhancing Communication and Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Research. Sage Publications.

Thompson, P.B. Conceptualizing Fairness in the Context of Competition: Philosophical Sources. The Ethics and Economics of Agrifood Competition. Edited by H. S. James. Springer.

Volz, D., Elliott, K. 2013. Redefining Risk Boundaries in a Shifting Global Chemical Market. Environmental Science and Technology 47: 6069-6070.

Thompson, P.B. 2013. Environmentalism and Posthumanism. Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism 21: 63-73.


Kabasenche, W.P. O’Rourke, M. and Slater, M.H. (eds). 2012. The Environment: Philosophy, Science, and Ethics. MIT Press.

Van Wieren, G. & Taylor, B. 2012. Blue River Declaration: A New Conversation about an Earth-based Ethic. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture 6: 139-142.

Whyte, K.P. 2012. Indigenous Peoples, Solar Radiation Management and Consent. Engineering the Climate: The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management. Edited by C. Preston. Rowman and Littlefield. 

McKaughan, D., Elliott, K. 2012. Voles, Vasopressin, and the Ethics of Framing. Science 338 (Dec. 7): 1285.

Weinberg, J., Elliott, K. 2012. Science, Expertise, and Democracy. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 22: 83-90.

Piso, Z., Eatmon, T.J. & Schmidt, E. 2012. Perception is Reality: Factors Influencing the Adoption of Commercial Aquaponics in the Great Lakes Region. Cases on the Diffusion and Adoption of Sustainable Development Practices. Edited by H. Muga and K. Thomas. IGI Global.

Elliott, K., Volz, D. 2012. Addressing Conflicts of Interest in Nanotechnology Oversight: Lessons Learned from Drug and Pesticide Safety Testing. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14: 664-668.

Sadowski, J., Seager, T., Selinger, E., Spierre, S. & Whyte, K.P. 2012. An Experiential, Game-Theoretic Pedagogy for  Sustainability Ethics. Science & Engineering Ethics 19: 1323-39.

Reo, N.J. & Whyte, K.P. 2012. Hunting and Morality as Elements of Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Human Ecology 40: 15-27.

Steel, D. & Whyte K.P. 2012. Environmental Justice, Value and Scientific Expertise. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 22: 139-162.

Thompson, P.B. 2012. Synthetic Biology Needs a Synthetic Bioethics. Ethics, Policy and the Environment 15: 1-20.

Volz, D., Elliott, K. 2012. Mitigating Conflicts of Interest in Chemical Safety Testing. Environmental Science and Technology 46: 7937-7938.

Thompson, P. B. 2012. The Agricultural Ethics of Biofuels: Climate Ethics and Mitigation Arguments. Poesis & Praxis: The International Journal of Technology Assessment and Ethics of Science 8: 169-189.

Van Wieren, G. “Children in the River,” in Companions in Wonder: Children and Adults Exploring Nature Together. Edited by S. Kellert and J. Dunlap, 277-288. M.I.T. Press.

Schnapp, L. M., Rotschy, L., Hall, T. E., Crowley, S., O’Rourke, M. 2012. How to talk to strangers: Facilitating knowledge sharing within translational health teams with the Toolbox dialogue method. Translational Behavioral Medicine 2: 469-479.

Whyte, K.P. 2012. Now this! Indigenous Sovereignty, Political Obliviousness and Governance Models for Early Solar Radiation Management Research. Ethics, Policy & Environment 15: 172-187.


Noll, S. 2011. Separating the Threads: Ecofeminism, Globalization, & Third World Contexts. The International Development Ethics Association (IDEA) Conference Proceedings.

Ferkany, M. 2011. Mercy as an Environmental Virtue. Environmental Values 20: 265-283.

Elliott, K., Dickson, D. 2011. Distinguishing Risk and Uncertainty in Risk Assessments of Emerging Technologies. Quantum Engagements: Social Reflections of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies. Edited by Torben Zülsdorf, Christopher Coenen, Arianna Ferrari, Ulrich Fiedeler, Colin Milburn, and Matthias Wienroth. AKA Verlag.

Ferkany, M. 2011. In what sense of ‘respect’ should we respect nature? A comment on David Schmidtz’s ‘Respect for Everything’. Ethics, Policy, and Environment 14: 155-157.

Ferkany, M. & Whyte, K.P. 2011. Environmental Education, Wicked Problems and Virtue. Philosophy of Education 2011: 331-339.

Robinson, K., Elliott, K. 2011. Environmental Aesthetics and Public Environmental Philosophy. Ethics, Policy, & Environment 14: 175-191.

Ferkany, M. & Whyte, K.P. 2012. The Importance of Participatory Virtues in the Future of Environmental Education. Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics 25: 419-434.

Steel, D. 2011. Extrapolation, Uncertainty Factors, and the Precautionary Principle. Studies in History and  Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 42:356-364.

Thompson, P.B. & Whyte, K.P. 2011. What Happens to Environmental Philosophy in a Wicked World? Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics 25: 485-498.

Van Wieren, G. Review of Kevin O’Brien, An Ethic of Biodiversity: Christianity, Environmental Ethics and the Variety of Life. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 1: 315-317.

Whyte, K.P. 2011. The Recognition Dimensions of Environmental Justice in Indian Country. Environmental Justice 4: 199-205.

E. Selinger, P. Thompson and H. Collins. 2011. Catastrophe Ethics and Activist Speech: Reflections on Moral Norms, Advocacy and Technical Judgment. Metaphilosophy 42: 118-144.


Thompson, P.B. 2010. The Agrarian Vision: Sustainability and Environmental Ethics. Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky.

Elliott, K. 2010. Geoengineering and the Precautionary Principle. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 24: 237-253.

Thompson, P.B. 2010. Food Aid and the Famine Relief Argument (Brief Return). The Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 23: 209-227.

Thompson, P.B. 2010. Animal Ethics and Public Expectations: The North American Outlook. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 37: 13-21.

Whyte, K.P. & Thompson, P.B. 2010. A Role for Ethical Analysis in Social Research on Agrifood and Environmental Standards. Journal of Rural Social Sciences 25: 79-98.

Whyte, K.P. 2010. Why Not Environmental Injustice? Ethics, Place & Environment 13: 333-336.

Campbell, J. K., M. O’Rourke, H. Silverstein, eds. 2010. Action, Ethics, and Responsibility, Topics in Contemporary Philosophy. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Whyte, K.P. 2010. An Environmental Justice Framework for Indigenous Tourism. Journal of Environmental Philosophy 7: 75-92.

Crowley, S., Eigenbrode, S. D., O’Rourke, M., Wulfhorst, J. D. 2010. Localization in Cross-Disciplinary Research: A Philosophical Approach. Multilingual 114.

Elliott, K. 2010. Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles, Energy Policy, and the Ethics of Expertise. Journal of Applied Philosophy 27: 376-393.