The Center for Environmental Philosophy provides office space and limited secretarial services to scholars and scientists pursuing research in environmental ethics.

YRJO SEPANMAA, then of the University of Helsinki, spent 1992 and part of 1993 at the center investigating the relationship of environmental ethics to environmental aesthetics through research grants from the Fulbright Program and the Academy of Finland. He now teaches environmental aesthetics at the University of Joensuu

WILLIAM JORDAN III of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum, Madison spent 1993-1994 studying ethical issues related to ecological restoration through a Professional Development Award from the Ethics and Values Studies Program of the National Science Foundation.

THOMAS H. BIRCH of the University of Montana spent 1991-1992 investigating the nature of moral considerability in environmental ethics. During that time, he was a visiting professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas.

JACK PAXTON of the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Illinois, Urbana spent two months of his sabbatical leave in 1996 looking into environmental ethics issues related to the goals of agricultural production.

MAURO GRUN (picture), a graduate student at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil, won an award which permitted him the opportunity to spend one month in 1993 at the center studying the relationship of environmental ethics and environmental education.

MYUNG-GYU SONG of the Department of Regional Planning, Dankook University, Seoul, Korea, took a sabbatical leave in 1996-1997 to do research on environmental ethics here.

HSIAO-PENG HUA, a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, a specialist in science education, pursued postdoctoral research in environmental ethics in 1996-1997 before returning to teach in Taiwan.

JORGE RODRIGUEZ, a philosopher from University of Saint Carlos of Guatemala, doing research in the United States on a Fulbright Fellowship, is attending an environmental ethics seminar this summer and translating environmental philosophy materials into Spanish for publication in Guatemala.

RICARDO ROZZI, a Fulbright Fellow from Chile, is taking environmental ethics in the philosophy department in summer and fall 1997 as part of his Ph.D. program in ecology at the University of Connecticut.

For more information, write to:


Center for Environmental Philosophy
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #310980
Denton, TX 76203-5017

940-565-4439 (fax)

ALEXANDRIA K.POOLE, Associate Director

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