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Christopher Preston, Professor of Philosophy

Location: LA 157
Hours: On leave and faculty exchange, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Phone: (406) 243-2937
Fax: (406) 243-5313


Ph.D., University of Oregon (1998)

M.A. (applied ethics), Colorado State University (1993)

B.A. University of Durham, UK (1990)

Research Interests

Environmental Philosophy, Feminist Epistemology, Ethics, Interdisciplinary Science and Ethics, Wilderness and Re-wilding, Climate Engineering, Synthetic Biology

Professional Experience

Faculty Affiliate, Program on Ethics and Public Affairs, Mansfield Center, University of Montana.

Selected Publications

Engineering the Climate: The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management (editor and contributor, Lexington Books, 2012).

Saving Creation: Nature and Faith in the Life of Holmes Rolston, III (Trinity University Press, 2009).

Nature, Value, and Duty: Life on Earth with Holmes Rolston, III (co-editor with Wayne Ouderkirk and contributor, Springer 2007)

Grounding Knowledge: Environmental Philosophy, Epistemology, and Place (University of Georgia Press, 2003).

“Framing an Ethics of Climate Management for the Anthropocene,” Climatic Change (2014).

"Geoengineering and Gender" (co-author with Holly Jean Buck and Andrea Gammon), Hypatia: The Journal of Feminist Philosophy 29(3)(Summer 2014): 651-669.

"Rethinking the Unthinkable: Geoengineering and the Presumptive Argument from Environmental Ethics,” Environmental Values, 20(4) (2011): 1-23. 

“Synthetic Biology: Drawing a Line in Darwin’s Sand,” Environmental Values, 17(1) (2008): 23-39. 


PHL 504: Topics in Environmental Philosophy

PHL 422: Environmental Philosophy

PHL 315: Philosophy and Feminism

PHL 112e: Introduction to Ethics and the Environment