Research & Affiliations

Centers and Clusters

Center for Environmental Philosophy

Contact Alexandria K. Poole (Associate Director) for Information

Since 1979, The Center for Environmental Philosophy has dedicated itself to furthering research, publication, and education in the area of environmental philosophy and ethics. Based at the University of North Texas since 1990, the primary activities of the center are the publication of the journal Environmental Ethics, the reprinting of significant books on environmental ethics under its own imprint, the sponsorship of various workshops and conferences dedicated to the furthering of research and training in environmental ethics, and the promotion of graduate education, postdoctoral research, and professional development in the field of environmental ethics.

Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity

Contact Keith Brown (Program Manager) for Information

CSID conducts research into the theory and practice of inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to knowledge. Interdisciplinary centers focused on a particular theme or problem are common; CSID is the first center devoted to developing a philosophy of interdisciplinarity. CSID research into interdisciplinarity is conducted via case studies, an approach called ‘field philosophy’.


Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program

Contact Judy DeLay, Administrative Coordinator for Information

The Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation (SBC) is a long-term biocultural research, education and conservation initiative coordinated by the University of North Texas in the United States, the University of Magallanes and the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity in Chile. It is based at the southernmost end of the Americas, in the sub-Antarctic Magellanic ecoregion at the Omora Ethnobotanical Park in Puerto Williams, the capital of the Antarctic province of Chile. Since 1999, the SBC program addresses global environmental change challenges to link the conservation of biological and cultural diversity with socio-ecological well-being by working at multiple, nested scales: (i) locally, it manages the transdisciplinary, sub-Antarctic research center of the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve; (ii) nationally, it co-founded the Chilean network of Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research sites; (iii) internationally, the SBC program develops collaborative courses, publication series, and research that integrate ecological sciences and environmental philosophy into biocultural conservation.



Environmental Justice Project

Housed in the Center for Environmental Philosophy, a non-profit organization, with direct affiliation to the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas, the Environmental Justice Project aims to expand the dimensions of environmental philosophy to include a transdisciplinary orientation of networks, scholarship, and actions towards environmental justice.  The EJP includes a variety of avenues to relevant environmental scholarship that respects the voices of the grassroots struggles around the globe.

Philosophy of Food Project

The Philosophy of Food Project is housed in the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas. It aims to disseminate information about the philosophical investigation of food; increase the visibility of food as a topic for philosophical research; serve as a resource for researchers, teachers, students, and the public; galvanize a community of philosophers working on food issues; and help raise the level of discourse about food, agriculture, animals, and eating.

Philosophy of Water Project

The UNT Philosophy of Water Project promotes water education, research and outreach activities with local and international organizations, providing intellectual analysis, hands-on learning experiences, collaborative connections, and academic conferences.

 Affiliated Institutions and Associations

International Association of Environmental Philosophy
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Internationl Society for Environmental Ethics
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Institute of Applied Sciences at UNT
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Center for Space Exploration Policy Research
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  Environmental Anthropology at UNT
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