Environmental Ethics
and Public Policy
Ernest Partridge, Ph.D

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Lecture Topics

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




Occasional Essays, Journal Entries, etc.

These entries are from many sources.  Some are retired Online Gadfly essays and features.  Others are minor publications, journal entries, letters to editors, public addresses, fragments of unfinished essays, etc.  While all are presumed to be of general interest, The Gadfly regards these offerings to be no longer, or not yet, "ready for prime time."

At this date (January, 2008) we have collected several items from The Online Gadfly archives.  That is the first step.  No doubt, much more will be added as we review our files.  This is a work in progress.  The Gadfly


BioDiversity and the Burdens of Responsibility (Defenders, Summer, 1998).
An Environmental Education Center in New Jersey: Two Views. 
        (Journal of Environmental Education, 1982)

Public Lectures

Toward a Truce With the Earth.  (Soviet Academy of Sciences, November, 1989)
Human Responsibility and the Global Environment.  (Lake Baikal, September, 1990)
The Philosophical Foundations of Aldo Leopold's 'Land Ethic'  (February, 1993)  
Taking Gaia Seriously  (February, 1994)

Environmental Ethics as a Liberal Art   (February, 1995)
What Good is a Planet?  An Exploration of Environmental Axiology.  (May, 1996)

"Progress" and Responsibility to the Future
          (American Museum of Natural History, NYC, October, 1998)
Wapalanne: A Glance Back and Guidelines for the Future.  (December, 1998)
With Liberty and Justice for Some.  (Oxford University, June, 1999)
Environmental Responsibility: The Price of Progress.  (Saratov, Russia, July, 1999)


A Defense of Public Higher Education." (To "Sixty Minutes") (March, 1999)
"Russian Revolutions:"  An Open Letter to  Ted Koppel (April, 2000)
Libertarian vs. Liberal: A Dialog  (October, 2001)
An Open Letter to my Friends Abroad (October, 2001)

Reviews & Responses

Two Cheers for Democracy  (1996)

Journal Entries and Jottings

A Peculiar People (April, 1979)
On Playing by the Opponents Rules. (October, 1998)

Memorial Tributes

Jean Shepherd: A Personal Memoir (1999)
Garrett Hardin, 1915-2003 -- A Tribute

John Rawls:  A Tribute  
Stewart Lee Udall -- 1920-2010.  A Personal Memoir (2010)
Farewell to a Friend: Stephen Schneider  (2010)

Retired Online Gadfly Editorials & Essays

A Search for a Crime to Fit the Punishment: The Case of Bill Clinton. (Jan., 1999)
A Requiem for Democracy?  (April, 1999)
Peace at What Price? (April, 1999)
Two Giant Steps Backward  (June, 2000)
The Soul of Russia (December, 2000)
The Rule of Law Comes to Russia?  (March, 2002)
Y2K and the Management Problem (November, 2000)

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 .