Climate Change and the Failure of Traditional Environmental Philosophy

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The problem of anthropogenic climate change provides one of the few instances in which politicians and economists have actively solicited the advice of philosophers on how to proceed. Unfortunately, the responses they have received have been almost uniformly unhelpful. This paper attempts to explain why traditional environmental philosophy has had such difficulty formulating policy-relevant advice.

In 2018-2019, Professor Joseph Heath was granted a six-month Faculty Research Fellowship to travel for research on this subject. Join us to learn more!

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. JHB100 is a wheelchair-accessible space; if you need other accommodation for accessibility, please contact Kim Yates at or (416) 946-0313.


Heath poster