These papers, here listed in
reverse chronological order, were prepared for various invited
lectures, conferences, colloquia, course lectures, and in the
earliest listings, for courses and seminars in which I was a
student. In a few cases, I have also included papers that were
rejected for publication. All are listed according to the
dates of major composition.
Many unpublished papers (in particular, the student and
conference papers), will be found to be highly technical and
thus of interest (if any) only to those familiar with the
vocabulary and issues of professional academic philosophy.
I include them here because I find myself referring to them in
correspondence and conversation with professional philosophers.
Technical papers will be identified below with an asterisk (*).
Additional unpublished papers will be found in The Online
Gadfly sections "Editorials," "About Politics," "About Ecology," "About War and Peace
Issues," "About Russian Environmentalism" and "Journal Entries
[etc.]....," linked at the left-hand border. Altogether, these are a small
fraction of unpublished work still in my files, most of which
will not be added to The Online Gadfly.
The project of collecting and
adding unpublished work to this website is underway, with many
more papers still to be added. Thanks to advances in optical
character recognition and voice recognition software, the once
onerous task of retyping is obsolete, and inclusion of these
papers has now become practicable.
2010 -- Current
than Twenty-Five Internet Essays
2000 -- 2009
Conscience of a Progressive -- A Book in Progress
than 250 Internet Essays.
Free Markets, Property Rights and the Environment.
Hoiles Seminar, Chapman
Disequilibrium Ecology: Much Ado About Nothing.
Pacific Division, APA,
1990 -- 1999
Liberty for Some.
Oxford University, (June,
Responsibility: The Price of Progress.
Saratov University, Russia. (1999)
A Glance Back and Guidelines for the Future.
Whose Trees are These?
"Progress" and Responsibility to the Future
(American Museum of Natural History,
NYC, October, 1998)
What Good is a
Planet? An Exploration of Environmental Axiology.
Lecture, Northland College (1996)
Ethics as a Liberal Art
Hulings Lecture, Northland College
What if America Loses its Voice?
Was Made for You and Me. (July, 1995)
Philosophical Foundations of Aldo Leopold's 'Land
Ethic' (February, 1993)
Environmental Ethics: A Statement of Position. (1993)
Andrei Sakharov and Edward Teller: Two Ethical Profiles.
Policy-Making: Some Philosophical Caveats. (1991)
Human Responsibility and the Global
(Lake Baikal, Siberia, September,
1980 -- 1989
the Environmentalist Escape
On the Value of
"Useless" Things. (1985)
by the Numbers (1983)
Day in Court (1982)
Environmental Ethics: An
of Nature: A Postscript (1980)
Survival of People and Nations (1980)
Strange Saga of the Rasmussen Report (1980)
To Be or Not to Be: That
is the Paradox* (1980)
1970 -- 1979
Rawls and Posterity: Is There a Better Way?*
NEH Summer Seminar, (1977)
Savings* (March, 1978)
the First and the Last* (1978)
No Time for Business as Usual (1977)
Why be Moral?
and Morality: A Dialogue (c. 1974)
Are Science and Scholarship "Value
Neutral"? (c. 1971)
Meditations on Wilderness. (c. 1970s)
Logic, Psycho-Logic and Other Minds.*
The Quest for the Immaculate Perception.*
Cigarettes, Sophistry, and David Hume (1967)
Criteria and Privacy.* (1967)
Metaphysician, Heal Thyself!* (1967)
A Will to
Believe the Subconscious * (1964)
Whatever Became of Logical Positivism?*
Technical Paper. Caveat Lector!