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Affiliation: 
University of North Texas
Department: 
Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies
Expertise: 
theoretical environmental ethics, land ethics, the philosophy of ecology and conservation, and comparative environmental philosophy

Biography

J. Baird Callicott is Regents Professor of Philosophy and Religion Studies in the Institute of Applied Sciences at the University of North Texas. From 1997-2000 he served the International Society for Environmental Ethics as president. He is author of Earth's Insights: A Multicultural Survey of Ecological Ethics from the Mediterranean Basin to the Australian Outback, In Defense of the Land Ethic: Essays in Environmental Philosophy, Beyond the Land Ethic: More Essays in Environmental Philosophy, American Indian Environmental Ethics: An Ojibwa Case Study, and more than a hundred book chapters, journal articles, encyclopedia entries, and book reviews. He is editor or co-editor of Companion to A Sand County Almanac: Interpretive and Critical Essays, Nature in Asian Traditions of Thought: Essays in Environmental Philosophy, The River of the Mother of God and Other Essays by Aldo Leopold, For the Health of the Land: Previously Unpublished Essays and Other Writings by Aldo Leopold; Earth Summit Ethics: Toward a Reconstructive Postmodern Theory of Environmental Education, Environmental Philosophy: From Animal Rights to Radical Ecology, and The Great New Wilderness Debate. He serves on a more than a dozen editorial boards of academic journals and university presses. Callicott's research proceeds on four major fronts: theoretical environmental ethics, land ethics, the philosophy of ecology and conservation, and comparative environmental philosophy.