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

    (Critiques of Post Modernism)

Notes from the Brink
    (Peace Studies)

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Classical Guitar:
"The Other Profession





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Many unpublished papers (in particular, the student  and conference papers), will be found to be highly technical and thus of interest (if any) only to those familiar with the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Additional unpublished papers will be found in The Online Gadfly sections "Editorials," "About Politics," "About Ecology," "About War and Peace Issues," "About Russian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 Altogether, these are a small fraction of unpublished work still in my files, most of which will not be added to The Online Gadfly. 

The project of collecting and adding unpublished work to this website is underway, with many more papers still to be added. Thanks to advances in optical character recognition and voice recognition software, the once onerous task of retyping is obsolete, and inclusion of these papers has now become practicable.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

               About Falsification

                             More than Twenty-Five Internet Essays

2000 -- 2009

Conscience of a Progressive --  A Book in Progress

More than 250 Internet Essays.

Free Markets, Property Rights and the Environment. 
        Hoiles Seminar, Chapman University, (2008)

Disequilibrium Ecology:  Much Ado About Nothing.
            Pacific Division, APA, (2005) 


1990 -- 1999

With Liberty for Some. 
        Oxford University,  (June, 1999)

Environmental Responsibility: The Price of Progress. 
        Saratov University, Russia.  (1999)

Wapalanne: A Glance Back and Guidelines for the Future.  (December, 1998)

Whose Trees are These? (August, 1998)

"Progress" and Responsibility to the Future
          (American Museum of Natural History, NYC, October, 1998) 

What Good is a Planet?  An Exploration of Environmental Axiology.
          Hulings Lecture, Northland College (1996)

Environmental Ethics as a Liberal Art  
        Hulings Lecture, Northland College (1995)

What if America Loses its Voice?  (August, 1995)

This Land Was Made for You and Me. (July, 1995)

Taking Gaia Seriously  (1994) 

The 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.  (1993)

Environmental Policy-Making: Some Philosophical Caveats.  (1991)

Human Responsibility and the Global Environment
        (Lake Baikal, Siberia, September, 1990)

1980 -- 1989

Can the Environmentalist Escape Philosophy?  (1986)

On the Value of "Useless" Things.  (1985)

Policy-Making by the Numbers  (1983)

A Philosopher's Day in Court  (1982)

Environmental Ethics: An Introduction  (1980)

The Rights of Nature: A Postscript  (1980)

On the Survival of People and Nations  (1980)

The 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)

Beyond Just Savings*  (March, 1978)

Justice to the First and the Last*  (1978)

Energy Policy: No Time for Business as Usual   (1977)

Why be Moral?  (1976)

Religion, Education and Morality: A Dialogue  (c. 1974)

Are Science and Scholarship "Value Neutral"?  (c. 1971)

Meditations on Wilderness.  (c. 1970s)

Before 1970

Logic, Psycho-Logic and Other Minds.*   (1968)

The Quest for the Immaculate Perception.*  (1968)

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?*   (1962)


*   Technical Paper. Caveat Lector!

Internet Publications

Essays About Ecology

Essays About War and Peace Issues

Essays About Russian Environmentalism

Journal Entries, Obituaries, Letters, etc.

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 .