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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Linked titles are available at this website.

"Posthumous Interests and Posthumous Respect," Ethics, 91:2 (January, 1981), pp. 243-64.

"What Do We Owe Posterity?", Introduction to Responsibilities to Future Generations, Ed. Ernest Partridge (Buffalo: Prometheus Books, 1981),

"Why Care About the Future?", Responsibilities to Future Generations, Ed. Ernest Partridge (Buffalo: Prometheus Books, 1981), p. 203-219. (Briefer version published in Alternative Futures, 3:4 (Fall, 1981).

"Environmental Ethics: Obstacles and Opportunities,"  Ecological Consciousness, Robert C. Schultz and J. Donald Hughes, eds., (University Press of America, 1981)

"Philosophers are Joining the Ranks," Journal of Environmental Education, 12:3, Spring, 1981.

"Wapalanne: Contrasts and Continuities: A Personal Reflection," The Journal of Environmental Education, 13:3, Spring, 1982.

"Are We Ready for an Ecological Morality?", Environmental Ethics, 4:1 (Summer, 1982)

"Nature as a Moral Resource," Environmental Ethics, 6:2, (Su., 1984), pp. 101-130.

"Three Wrong Leads in a Search for an Environmental Ethic," Ethics and Animals, V:3, (Sept., 1984).   (Excerpt:  "On the Rights of Animals and Persons.")

"Values in Nature," Philosophical Inquiry, 8:1-2, (Winter-Spring, 1986), pp. 96-110.  Reprinted in the second edition of the Wadsworth anthology, Environmental Ethics, edited by Louis Pojman (1998).

"Environmental Ethics Without Philosophy", Human Ecology: A Gathering of Perspectives, ed. Richard J. Borden, Society for Human Ecology, 1986, pp. 136-149

"Ethical Issues in Disaster Management Policy," in L. Comfort (ed.), Managing Disasters: Strategies and Policy Perspectives, Duke University Press, 1988, pp. 330-343.

"If Peace Were At Hand: How Would We Know It?,"  Issues in War and Peace, Ed. Kunkel and Klein, (Longwood Academic, 1989).

"On the Rights of Future Generations," in D. Scherer (ed), Upstream/ Downstream: Issues in Environmental Ethics, Temple University Press.

"Примирение с Планетой:  Ненасилие и Глобальные Экологические Проблемы,"  Этика Ненасилия, Академия Наук, СССР.   ("Toward a Truce With the Earth: Non-Violence and the Global Environment," The Ethics of Non-Violence, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1991.)

"The Moral Uses of Future Generations," Ethical Questions for Resource Managers, Ed. Reeves, Bottom, Brookes, US. Dept. of Agriculture, General Technical Report PNW-GTR 288, Jan. 1992.

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Armageddon," Viewpoints, 1994, The Wisconsin Institute, 1994

"Russian Environmentalism: Conditions & Prospects," Proceedings of the Society for Human Ecology, 1995.

 "On the Possibility of a Future Global Environmental Ethic,"  Viewpoints, 1995, The Wisconsin Institute.

"Posterity and the Strains of Commitment," Creating a New History for Future Generations, ed. Kim and Dator, Institute for the Integrated Study of future Generations, Kyoto, Japan, 1995.

"Ecological Morality and Non-Moral Sentiments," Environmental Ethics, Summer, 1996.  Reprinted in Land, Value, Community, Ouderkirk and Hill, SUNY Press, 2002

"Environmental Justice and ‘Shared Fate:’ A Contractarian Defense of Fair Compensation," Human Ecology Review, 2:2 (Spring, 1996).

"Now is the Time for Philosophers to Come to the Aid of Their Planet," Global BioEthics, 11:1-4, (Florence, Italy, 1998).

"Discovering a World of Values,"  Environmental Ethics (2nd Edition), ed. Louis Pojman, Wadsworth, 1998.

"Should We Seek a Better Future," Ethics and the Environment, 3:1, 1998.  (Expanded and revised at this website ).

"Holes in the Cornucopia," The Business of Consumption: Environmental Ethics and the Global Economy, eds., Werhane and Westra, (Rowman and Littlefield), 1998.

"How Much is Too Much?," Business Ethics Quarterly, (The Ruffin Lectures, Series 2, 2000), (Assimilated into "Perilous Optimism")

"Future Generations," A Companion to Environmental Ethics, ed. Dale Jamieson, (Blackwell, 2001).  Reprinted in VanDeVeer and Pierce (eds): The Environmental Ethics and Policy Book (3rd ed.), (Wadsworth, 2003).

"Reconstructing Ecology," Ecological Integrity: Integrating Environment, Conservation and Health, ed. Pimentel and Westra and Noss, Island Press, 2000

"The Tonic of Wildness," Wolves and Human Communities, Hastings Center/Island Press, 

"Gefaerlicher Optimismus," ("Perilous Optimism"), Natur und Kultur, Summer, 2001 (In German)

"The Two Faces of Justice," Free Inquiry, Summer, 2001.

"My Life as a Corporate Pawn," The Ecologist (UK), January, 2002. (Adapted and abridged from "My Seven Years as a Corporate Token," this website.  See the introductory comment).

"The Future – For Better or Worse," Environmental Values, 11, February, 2002.  (Incorporated into "Should We Seek a Better Future?," this website).

"The Perils of Panglossism,"  Global Dialogue, 4:1, Winter, 2002.  (Revised and Expanded as "Perilous Optimism," this site).

"In Search of Sustainable Values," International Journal of Sustainable Development, 6:1, 2003.

"With Liberty for Some," Environmental Philosophy, 3rd ed. ed. Michael Zimmerman et al, (Prentice Hall, 2004).

"John Rawls: A Tribute,"  Free Inquiry, ("Great Minds" Series), February-March,2004

"Political Propaganda: Selling Lies Like Cigarettes," Big Bush Lies, (RiverWood Books, 2004).

"The Environmental Fire Sale,"   Big Bush Lies, (RiverWood Books, 2004).

"Future Generations," Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Engineering, Gale/Macmillan, 2005.

"International Society for Environmental Ethics," Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics, Gale/Macmillan. 2008.

"Future Generations,"  Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics, Gale/Macmillan.  2008.

"Just Provision for the Future,"  Intergenerational Justice Review, 2008.

"Moral Responsibility is the Price of Progress,"  Moral Ground, Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael Nelson, eds., Trinity Press, 2010.