Benjamin Hale

Associate Professor

Contact Information
1333 Grandview

Affiliated Departments

Center for Values and Social Policy


Secondary Core Area

Research Interests

Environmental ethics and policy, applied ethics, normative ethics, metaethics, ethical and environmental concerns of emerging technologies.


Ph.D. 2004 SUNY at Stony Brook


Benjamin Hale teaches environmental studies and philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  He works primarily in the area of environmental ethics and environmental policy, though his theoretical interests span much larger concerns in applied ethics, normative ethics, and even metaethics. As for applied questions, much of his recent work centers on ethical and environmental concerns presented by emerging technologies.  

Before joining the environmental studies program, Ben was the Director of the Center for Values and Social Policy in CU's Philosophy Department, and earlier was the Interim Director of the Environmental Conservation Education

Program at New York University.  Ben has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an M.P.A. in Natural Resource Policy from the University of Arizona.  

For more on his work, and a much more elaborate biography, visit his website.