Ben Hale
Associate Professor
Environmental Studies

CSTPR, Grandview 1333

Teaching Spring 19: PHIL 3140/ENVS 3140 sec 004


Benjamin Hale is associate professor in the Philosophy Department and the Environmental Studies Program. He is currently the Vice-President of the International Society for Environmental Ethics and co-editor of the journal Ethics, Policy & Environment. From 2006-2008 he was Director of the Philosophy Department's Center for Values and Social Policy. He continues active engagement with the Center, and is particularly instrumental in co-coordinating the annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress with Alastair Norcross. He is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, which is associated with CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. His primary area of research interest is environmental ethics, though he maintains active interest in a wide range of concerns in applied ethics, normative ethics, and even metaethics. Much of his recent work centers on ethical and environmental concerns presented by emerging technologies. He blogs on these topics, and more, at the Cruel Mistress blog.

For more information, see Professor Hale's personal website and CV.

Prospective graduate students with a sincere interest in environmental ethics should contact Professor Hale directly at to discuss options. Where appropriate, they may consider applying to the Environmental Studies program and pursuing the Values and Theory Core. There are no restrictions on applying to both programs simultaneously.


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