Articles

(Selected articles)

Yes, I am a climate alarmist. Global warming is a crime against humanity.” The Guardian, April 29, 2017

The Ethics of Belief, Cognition, and Climate Change Pseudoskepticism: Implications for Public Discourse,” Topics in Cognitive Science, 8 (2016) 19–48 DOI: 10.1111/tops.12179 (Preprint version available here.)

Making the moral case on climate change ahead of Paris summit,” November 23 2015, The Conversation US

The Pope as philosopher: faith, climate change and public reason,” July 15, 2015, The Conversation Africa

Removing the Rubbish: Consensus, Causation, and Denial,” April 24, 2015, Scientia Salon

L’Aquila earthquake scientists freed but political lessons remain,” November 21, 2014, The Conversation UK

Limiting global warming to 2°C: the philosophy and the science,” with  Michael Mann, Oct. 21, 2014, The Conversation US

On The Virtues of Inhospitality: Toward an Ethics of Public reason and Critical Engagement,” Philo, 2014, Spring-Summer, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 99-115

Moral Agnosticism: An Ethics of Inquiry and Public Discourse,” 2014, Teaching Ethics, Vol. 14, No. 2 pp. 3-16

Is The Funding of Climate Misinformation Criminally Negligent?” March 13th, 2014, The Conversation UK

“What’s the Harm? Why the Mainstreaming of Complementary and Alternative medicine is an Ethical Problem,” Ethics in Biology, Engineering and medicine: An International Journal, 2013, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 333-334

The Trouble with Pseudoskepticism,” 2012, Skeptical Inquirer, May/June, Vol. 36 No. 3, pp. 37-41

Animal Rights,” 2011, In: Chatterjee D (ed) Encyclopedia of Global Justice. Springer, Dordrecht. Vol 1, pp 40-43

Liberal Pluralism,” 2011, In: Chatterjee D (ed) Encyclopedia of Global Justice. Springer,Dordrecht. Vol 2, pp 647-650

Separation of Church and State,” 2011, In: Chatterjee D (ed) Encyclopedia of Global Justice. Springer, Dordrecht. Vol 2, pp 995-999

Singer, Peter,” 2011, In: Chatterjee D (ed) Encyclopedia of Global Justice. Springer, Dordrecht. Vol 2, pp 1005-1009

The Ethics of Inquiry, Scientific Belief, and Public Discourse,” Public Affairs Quarterly, Vol. 25 No. 3, July 2011, pp. 197-215

Sophism and Moral Agnosticism, or How to Tell A Relativist from A Pluralist,” The Pluralist, Spring 2011, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 87–108

A Precautionary Tale: Separating the Infant from the Fetus,” Res Publica , 2009, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 17-31

Is The State Endorsement of Any Marriage Justifiable? Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions, and the Marriage Privatization Model,” 2008, Public Affairs Quarterly, Vol. 22 No. 1, pp. 43-59

The Commercialization of Human Body Parts: A Reappraisal from a Protestant Perspective,” with Stephen Wear, Christian Bioethics, 2000, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 153-169

Reprinted in The International Trafficking of Human Organs: A Multidisciplinary Approach ed. 2011, Territo, Leonard and Matteson Rande, CRC Press, pp. 227-243

Miscellaneous Media

My discussion, on the ethics of punching Nazis, with Connection’s Evan Dawson and Kit Miller (Director of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence).

My discussion with Philosopher Robert B. Talisse on climate science pseudoskepticism, and its ethical implications, for the podcast Why We Argue will be available soon.

My discussion, on the impacts of withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, with Connection’s Evan Dawson and Kevin Schulte (CEO of SunCommon NY).

My talk titled “The Uses and Abuses of Critical Thinking, or, How to be Placed on the Professor Watchlist,” RIT’s Innovative Learning Institute’s Teachers on Teaching Series.

My discussion, on the ethical implications of keeping animals in captivity for human entertainment, with Connections’ Evan Dawson and Dr. Dawn Rager of St. John Fisher’s Department of Psychology.

My discussion of Environmental and Climate Issues under the Trump administration with Megan Mack (filling in for Evan Dawson on Connections) and Dr. Karen Berger of University of Rochester’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Department.

My discussion of climate ethics, and the Open Letter from Academics to World Leaders ahead of COP21 on The Michael Slate Show, Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles.

My participation in a panel discussion (with RIT public policy professor, Benjamin Deitchman) on Rochester’s Public Radio Connections with Evan Dawson. Topic: Banning “Climate Change” and “Global Warming”

My participation in a panel discussion (with solar materials scientist Dr. Susan Spencer, & Abigail McHugh-Griffa of the Rochester People’s Climate Coalition) on Rochester’s Public Radio Connections with Evan Dawson. Topic: Climate change and the 2014 midterm elections

My public lecture “Free Speech, Public Discourse, and the Moral Blameworthiness of Suffering Fools,” delivered at University of Western Australia’s Institute of Advanced Studies, is accessible in audio format with slides.

My interview with radio producer Aengus Anderson as part of The Conversation is available here.

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