Books & Articles

I have authored and edited several books and articles. My 2005 book, The Ethics of Creativity, was awarded the John N. Findlay Book Prize from the Metaphysical Society of America for the best work of metaphysics published between 2001 and 2006. My most recent book, Riders in the Storm: Ethics in an Age of Climate Changeassesses the challenges of climate change through an interdisciplinary study, examining the basic scientific, political, economic, and moral dimensions through a framework of philosophical ethics. Equipped with colorful graphics and images, suggestions for further research and reading, and dialogue prompts, this text is a straightforward and engaging introduction to climate change.

I am currently working on a book on environmental metaphysics and the foundations of environmental ethics.

See my curriculum vitae for a complete list of my scholarly adventures.

Books 
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  • Riders in the Storm: Ethics in an Age of Climate Change (Anselm Academic 2015), assesses the challenges of climate change through an interdisciplinary study, examining the basic scientific, political, economic, and moral dimensions through a framework of philosophical ethics. Equipped with colorful graphics and images, suggestions for further research and reading, and dialogue prompts, this text is a straightforward and engaging introduction to climate change.
  • Genesis, Evolution, and the Search for a Reasoned Faith, co-authored with Mary Katherine Birge, Rodica Stoicoiu, and Ryan Taylor (Anselm Academic 2011). Using as their starting point the ongoing discussion regarding evolutionary theory and the biblical accounts of creation, four scholars from four different disciplines (biblical studies, evolutionary biology, philosophy, and systematic theology) consider the complex and often fraught relationship between science and religion.
  • The Ethics of Creativity: Beauty, Morality, and Nature in a Processive Cosmos (University of Pittsburgh Press 2005). (Awarded the Metaphysical Society of America’s 2007 John N. Findlay Book Prize.) Re-released in paperback 2014. 

Edited Volumes

Articles and Chapters (visit Academia.edu to download copies--(free) registration may be required)

  1. “Preface: A Brief History of the Critical Edition of Whitehead,” in Whitehead at Harvard, 1924-25, Henning and Petek, eds. (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming January 2020)
  2. “Whitehead in Class: Do the Harvard-Radcliffe Course Notes Change How We Understand Whitehead’s Thought?” in Whitehead at Harvard, 1924-25, Henning and Petek, eds. (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming January 2020)
  3. “Snowfall Impact Study for Spokane, Washington” with David Camp and Erik Budsberg. In The Spokane Climate Vulnerability and Resilience Assessment,” edited by Nathan Gilles, Katherine Hegewisch, Ann Mooney, and Meghan Dalton. Corvallis, Oregon: The Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC), College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, 2019. 
  4. “Logos, Pathos, and the Absent Presence of the Persons We Eat,” with Hope Philea Henning, in Feeling Animal Death, edited by Brianne Donaldson and Ashley King (Rowman and Littlefield International 2019), 215–227.
  5. “General Introduction,” with George R. Lucas, Jr., The Harvard Lectures of Alfred North Whitehead, 1924-25, Bogaard and Bell, eds. (Edinburgh University Press, 2017): vii-xii.
  6. "Moral Vegetarianism: A Whiteheadian Response to Andrew F. Smith,” Process Studies 45.2 (2016): 236-249. 
  7. “From the Anthropocene to the Ecozoic: Philosophy and Global Climate Change,” Midwest Studies in Philosophy 40.1 (2016): 284–295. (Translated into Italian and published in Voyages 9 (2019) as “Dall’Antropocene all’Ecozoico: La filosofia e il cambiamento climatico globale”.)
  8. “Towards 2050: The Projected Costs and Possible Alternatives to Industrial Livestock,” in The Future of Meat without Animals, Brianne Donaldson, ed. Rowman & Littlefield International (forthcoming August 2016) (invited)
  9. “Unearthing the Process Roots of Environment Ethics: Whitehead, Leopold, and the Land Ethic,” Balkan Journal of Philosophy 8.1 (2016): 3-12. (invited)
  10. “Recovering the Adventure of Ideas: In Defense of Metaphysics as Revisable, Systematic, Speculative Philosophy.” Journal of Speculative Philosophy 29.4 (2015): 437-456.
  11. "Stewardship and the Roots of the Ecological Crisis," in For Our Common Home: Process-Relational Responses to Laudato Si', eds. John B. Cobb, Jr. and Ignacio Castuera (Process Century Press 2015). (Translated into Italian and published in Voyages 5 (2006) http://voyagesjournal.org/la-stewardship-e-le-radici-della-crisi-ecologica/.)
  12. "Philosophy in the Age Fascism: Reflections on the Presidential Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, 1931-1940,” in Historical Essays in Twentieth Century American Philosophy, vol. 11 of the American Philosophical Association Presidential Addresses, 11 vols., General Editor Richard Hull. Charlottesville, Virginia: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2015.
  13. “The Ethics of Food, Feed, and Fuel,” an invited article in a special issue of Daedalus, the journal of the American Academy of Arts and Science, “Food, Health, and the Environment: A Global Grand Challenge and its Solutions,” edited by David Tilman, 144.4 (2015): 90–98.
  14. Creative Love: Eros and Agape in Whitehead and Peirce,” in Thinking with Whitehead and the American Pragmatists. Eds. Henning, Myers, and John (Lexington Books 2015).
  15. "Hierarchy Without Anthroparchy," Beyond the Bifurcation of Nature: A Common World for Animals and the Environment. Ed. Brianne Donaldson (Cambridge Scholars Press 2014).
  16. “Following Lucretius’ Dart,” invited article in volume on Whitehead and art, eds. Sarah Demeuse and Manuela Moscoso (Archive Books 2014).
  17. "Sustainability and Other Ecological Mistakes: In Defense of Moral Ideals," in Beyond Superlatives, eds. Faber, Hustwit, Phelps (Cambridge Scholars Press 2014).
  18. Animals, Ethics, and Process Thought: Hierarchy without Anthroparchy,” Process Studies 42.2 (2014).
  19. “Of Termites and Men: On the Ontology of Collective Individuals,” in Beyond Mechanism: Putting Life Back Into Biology, eds. Henning and Scarfe (Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield 2013).
  20. Standing in Livestock’s ‘Long Shadow’: The Ethics of Eating Meat on a Small Planet,” Ethics & the Environment 16 (2011): 63-93.
  21. "The Robbery of Life and the Ethics of Eating Animals," Creative Transformation 19:3-4.
  22. “From Exception to Exemplification: Understanding the Debate Over Darwin” in Genesis, Evolution, and the Search for a Reasoned Faith (Anselm Academic, 2011).
  23. “Introduction: Whitehead’s Other Copernican Turn,” with Roland Faber in Beyond Metaphysics? Explorations in Alfred North Whitehead’s Late Thought (Rodopi, 2010).
  24. “Re-centering Process Thought: Recovering Beauty in A. N. Whitehead’s Late Thought” in Beyond Metaphysics? Explorations in Alfred North Whitehead’s Late Thought (Rodopi 2010).
  25. “Swarms, Schools, Flocks, and Colonies: Exploring the Ontology of Collective Individuals” The Global Spiral 10.3 (2009).
  26. “Trusting in the ‘Efficacy of Beauty’: A Kalocentric Approach to Moral Philosophy,” Ethics & the Environment 14.1 (2009): 101-128.
  27. “From Despot to Steward: The Greening of Catholic Social Teaching,” in The Heart of Catholic Social teaching: It's Origin and Contemporary Significance, Ed. David M. McCarthy (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2009).
  28. “Process and Morality,” in Handbook of Whiteheadian Process Thought, Ed. Michel Weber (Frankfurt, Germany: Ontos Verlag, 2008).
  29. “Is There an Ethics of Creativity?” in Chromatikon II: Yearbook of Philosophy in Process, Eds. Michel Weber and Diane D'Epremesnil (Presses universitaires de Louvain, 2006). Also published in Whiteheadian Ethics, Ed. Theodore Walker (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2006).
  30. “Morality in the Making,” Science and Theology News 6.10 (June 2006): 31-33.
  31. “Saving Whitehead’s Universe of Value: An ‘Ecstatic’ Challenge to the Classical Interpretation,” International Philosophical Quarterly 45 (2005): 447-466.
  32. “Getting Substance to Go All the Way: Norris Clarke’s Neo-Thomism and the Process Turn,” The Modern Schoolman 81 (2004): 215-225.
  33. “On the Possibility of a Whiteheadian Aesthetics of Morals,” Process Studies 31 (2002): 97-114.
  34. “On the Way to an Ethics of Creativity,” International Journal for Field-Being 2 (2002) Article No. 3.