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University of Tennessee
Environmental and Intergenerational Ethics


John Nolt is Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, specializing in philosophical logic and environmental and intergenerational ethics. He received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1978. He is the author of six books, three on logic and three on environmental ethics. Much of his recent research has focused on the ethical implications of climate change. Recent papers include: Nonanthropocentric Climate Ethics, WIRES Climate Change 2, 2011, pp. 701-711; "How Harmful Are the Average American's Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Ethics, Policy and Environment 14, 1, March 2011: 3-10; and Greenhouse Gas Emission and the Domination of Posterity in Denis Arnold, ed., The Ethics of Global Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, 2011: 60-76.