Environmental Ethics
and Public Policy
Ernest Partridge, Ph.D

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Conscience of a Progressive
    (A Book in Progress)

A Dim View of Libertarianism

Rawls and the Duty to Posterity
    (Doctoral Dissertation)

The Ecology Project

For Environmental Educators

The Russian Environment

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The Gadfly's Published Papers

By Ernest Partridge, Ph.D

Please excuse redundancies. Because these papers were gathered from widely scattered sources, some ideas and quotations that recur in this collection, did not do so at the original appearance of these papers.

With few exceptions (as noted) these papers have been published or are pending publication, and subsequently transferred to these web pages.  Unlike "hard copy" publications, these papers can benefit from post- publication revision as, indeed, many have.  Also, some papers, free from publishers' space restrictions, are longer than the published versions.

The "Permanent List of Publications" contains titles cited in subsequent work with reference to this website --  and thus with an implied promised that they might be found here.  Accordingly, the titles on this list will remain here during the life of this website.

This is not a complete list.  At last count, The Gadfly has published over eighty scholarly papers in refereed journals or by invitation.   In addition, through 2011, he has written more than 250 essays for the internet.

In December, 2004, The Gadfly added to this website, his complete doctoral dissertation, "Rawls and the Duty to Posterity."  (PDF Format)

Numerous unpublished papers (for conferences, invited lectures, teaching materials, etc.) can be found by following this link.

Please be advised that copyright restrictions apply to this material.  Use and distribution for educational purposes is hereby granted upon notification to this author.

Permanent List of Publications

Posthumous Interests and Posthumous Respect   
Environmental Ethics: Obstacles and Opportunities
What Do We Owe Posterity?
Why Care About the Future?
Are We Ready for an Ecological Morality? 
Can the Environmentalist Escape Philosophy?
Ecological Morality and Non-Moral Sentiments  
On the Rights of Future Generations.
Nature as a Moral Resource
Ethical Issues in Disaster Management Policy
Now is the Time for Philosophers to Come to the Aid
               of  Their Planet.

Should We Seek a Better Future?
Toward a Truce with the Earth
Posterity and the Strains of Commitment

Environmental Justice and "Shared Fate."
Values in Nature: An Exchange (With Holmes Rolston, III)
Reconstructing Ecology  
On the Rights of Animals and of Persons

Perilous Optimism  
The Future -- For Better or Worse 
In Search of Sustainable Values  
With Liberty for Some 
The Tonic of Wildness 

Other Publications

Three Wrong Leads in a Search for an Environmental Ethic.
On the Possibility of a Global Environmental Ethic
Future Generations

The Two Faces of Justice

My Seven Years as a Corporate Token


Recent Publications

John Rawls:  A Tribute  
Political Propaganda:  Selling Lies Like Cigarettes 

The Environmental Fire Sale 

Unpublished Essays

Essays About Ecology

Essays About War and Peace Issues

Essays About Russian Environmentalism

Journal Entries, Obituaries, Letters, etc.

Rawls and the Duty to Posterity
(Doctoral Dissertation, 1976)

Conscience of a Progressive:
A Book in Progress

Internet Publications

Dr. Ernest Partridge is a consultant, writer and lecturer in the field of Environmental Ethics and Public Policy. He has taught Philosophy at the University of California, and in Utah, Colorado and Wisconsin. He publishes the website, "The Online Gadfly" (www.igc.org/gadfly) and co-edits the progressive website, "The Crisis Papers" (www.crisispapers.org).  Dr. Partridge can be contacted at: gadfly@igc.org .