Chair of the Environmental Studies Department; Professor of Environmental Studies , Philosophy
285 Mercer Street, Room 907
New York, NY 10003
Areas of Research/Interest:
ethics, environmental philosophy
Dr. Jamieson is currently completing a book on the philosophical dimensions of global environmental change.
Affiliated with other departments or programs:
Founding Director of Environmental Studies and Animal Studies, Affiliated Professor of Bioethics, Affiliated Professor Law
Member, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College, London, UK
Adjunct Professor, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia
Dale Jamieson is Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law, Affiliated Professor of Bioethics, and Chair of the Environmental Studies Department at New York University. He is also Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College, London, and Adjunct Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia. Formerly he was Henry R. Luce Professor in Human Dimensions of Global Change at Carleton College, and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he was the only faculty member to have won both the Dean's award for research in the social sciences and the Chancellor's award for research in the humanities. He has held visiting appointments at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Cornell, Princeton, Stanford, Oregon, Arizona State University, and Monash University in Australia, and is a former member of the School of Social Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
He is the author of Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle to Stop Climate Change Failed--and What It Means For Our Future (Oxford, 2014), Ethics and the Environment: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2008), and Morality's Progress: Essays on Humans, Other Animals, and the Rest of Nature (Oxford, 2002). He is also the editor or co-editor of nine books, most recently Reflecting on Nature: Readings in Environmental Philosophy, 2nd Edition (Oxford, 2012) with Lori Gruen and Chris Schlottmann, and has published more than one hundred articles and book chapters. His most recent book is Love in the Anthropocene (OR,2015), a collection of short stories and essays written with the novelist, Bonnie Nadzam.
He is on the editorial boards of several journals including Environmental Humanities, Environmental Ethics; Science, Technology, and Human Values; Science and Engineering Ethics; Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science; The Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics; and the Journal of Applied Philosophy. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Office of Global Programs in the National Atmospheric and Aeronautics Administration.
Media - Articles & Videos
- Dale Jamieson and Peter Singer in Conversation:Reason in a Dark Time (2015)
- The rise and fall of America's climate deniers: How politics hijacked the fight against global warming. Salon (2014)
- Age of Un-Enlightenment? Why We Just Don't 'Get' Climate Change (2014)
- The right's new climate change lie: It's all the scientists' fault. Salon (2014)
- Philosophy Bites Podcast on 'Green Virtues' (2013)
- Living with Climate Change (2012)
- Culture of Energy (2012)
- Geoengineering As a Response to Climate Change: An Urgent Problem Meets a Bad Concept. (2010)
- UNESCO Climate Change & Ethics Conference (2010)
- Philosophy TV (2010)
- Can Space Reflectors Save Us? Why we shouldn't buy into geoengineering fantasies. Slate (2010)
- Take Climate Change of Back Burner -- and do it now. Daily News OpEd - co-authored w/Peter Singer. (2010)
- Big Think (2009)
- Fox News- Geoengineering, a Controversial Solution to Global Warming (2009)
- How Do We Change Our Behavior to Address Climate Change? (2008)
- What Challenges Do Solutions to Climate Change Pose? (2008)
- Science, Ethics, and the Animal Protection Movement (2003)
- Ethics Updates Interview with Dale Jamieson (2000)
- Environmental Justice Conference, Princeton University, Global Warming and the Ethics of Climate Change
- TheEnvironmentTV-Draft Extreme Whether
- Love in the Anthropocene. OR books, 2015
- Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle to Stop Climate Change Failed--and What It Means For Our Future. Oxford University Press, 2014.
- Reflecting on Nature: Readings in Environmental Philosophy. Oxford University Press, 2012.
- Climate Ethics. Oxford University Press, 2010.
- Morality's Progress—Essays on Humans, Other Animals, and the Rest of Nature. Oxford University Press, 2003.
- A Companion to Environmental Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell, 2003.
- Ethics and the Environment: an Introduction. Cambridge University Press, 2008.
- Book Review: Environmental Ethics Vol 31, Fall 2009.
- Book Review: Bendik-Keymer, J. Ethics, July 2008.
- Book Review: Singer, P. “Right, Wrong and Green.” Times Literary Supplement, 2008.
- Book Review: Van den Berg, F. Think, Vol. 8. 2009: Cambridge University Press
- “Adaptation, Mitigation, and Justice”. Sinnott-Armstrong, W. and Howarth, R.B. (eds.), Perspectives on Climate Change: Science, Economics, Politics, Ethics. Advances in Economics of Environmental Resources, Vol. 5. Elsevier (2005), 217:248.
- “Against Zoos.” Morality's Progress: Essays on Humans, Other Animals, and the Rest of Nature. Oxford University Press, USA 2003.
- “An American Paradox.” Global Warming: The Psychology of Long-Term Risk. Climatic Change. Vol 77. No 1-2. Springer, 2006: 97-102.
- “Animal Liberation is an Environmental Ethics.” Morality's Progress: Essays on Humans, Other Animals, and the Rest of Nature. Oxford University Press, USA 2003.
- "Carruthers on Nonconscious Experience." Co-Author Marc Bekoff. Analysis, Vol. 52, No. 1 (January 1992), pp. 23-28. Oxford University Press on behalf of The Analysis Committee.
- "Climate Change, Consequentialism, and the Road Ahead." Dale Jamieson. Chicago Journal of International Law. Vol. 13 No. 2, Winter 2013, 439-468.
- “Climate Change and Global Environmental Justice.” P. Edwards and C. Miller (eds.), Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Global Environmental Governance. MIT Press, Cambridge 2001: 287–307.
- “Climate Change, Responsibility, and Justice.” Science and Engineering Ethics. Singer Netherlands, 2009.
- "Climate Ethics At a Multidisciplinary Crossroads: Four Directions for Future Scholarship." Climate Change. Accepted April 2, 2015
- "Constructing Practical Ethics." Dale Jamieson. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics. Roger Crisp (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2012.
- "David Lewis on Convention." Dale Jamieson. Canadian Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 5, No.1 (September 1975), 73-81.
- “Duties to the Distant: Aid, Assistance, and Intervention in the Developing World”
- "Ecosystem Health: Some Preventive Medicine." Environmental Values , 4 (1995), pp.333-344.
- "Energy, Ethics and the Transformation of Nature." D. Arnold (ed.), The Ethics of Global Climate Change. Cambridge University Press, London 2011:16-37
- “Ethics and Intentional Climate Change”. Climatic Change. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands 1996: 33, 323:336.
- “Ethics, Public Policy, & Global Warming.” Science, Technology, and Human Values. Sage Publications, Inc. Vol 17, No. 2 (Spring, 1992), 139–153.
- "Is Applied Ethics Worth Doing?" Morality's Progress: Essays on Human, Other Animals, and the Rest of Nature. Oxford University Press, USA 2003.
- "Is There Progress in Morality." 2002. Utilitas (14) 318:338. Cambridge University Press.
- "Jack, Jill, and Jane in a Perfect Moral Storm." Philosophy and Public Issues (New Series). Vol 3, No. 1 (2013).
- “Junk Science and Environmental Policy:Obscuring Public Debate with Misleading Discourse.” Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly. Vol 21, No. 2/3 (Spring/Summer 2001) 11–16.
- “Grappling for a Glimpse of the Future.” Michael Glantz (ed.) Societal Response to Regional Climate Change: Forecasting by Analogy. Westview Press, London 1988: 73–93
- “Managing the Future: Public Policy, Scientific Uncertainty, and Global Warming,” in D. Scherer (ed.), Upstream/Downstream: Essays in Environmental Ethics (Philadelphia: Temple University Press 1990): 67
- "On Aims and Methods of Cognitive Ethology." Co-Author Marc Bekoff. Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, Vol. 1992, Volume Two: Symposia and Invited Papers (1992), 110-124.
- "Progressive Consequentialism." Dale Jamieson and Robert Elliot. Philosophical Prospectives (23) Ethics, 2009, 241-251.
- "Science, Knowledge, and Animal Minds." Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, New Series 98 (1998): 79-102.
- “Scientific Uncertainty and the Political Process.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 545, Challenges in Risk Assessment and Risk Management (Sage Publications in association with the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1996), 35–43.
- "Societal Response to Hurricane Mitch and Intra-Versus Intergenerational Equity Issues: Whose Norms Should Apply?" Risk Analysis, Vol. 20, No. 6, 2000.
- "Soft but Significant Power in the Paris Agreement." Nature Climate Change 6, 643–646 (2016).
- “Some Whats, Whys and Worries of Geoengineering.” Climatic Change. Vol 121. No 3. Springer, 2013: 527-537.
- “Sustainability and Beyond”
- "Singer and the Practical Ethics Movement." (Jamieson ed.), Singer and His Critics.(Malden, MA:Blackwell Publishing, 1999), 1-17.
- "Talking About the Weather." BioScience. Vol 60. No 8. (2010) pp 639-642.
- "The City Around Us." Morality's Progress: Essays on Humans, Other Animals, and the Rest of Nature. Oxford University Press, USA 2003.
- “The Moral & Political Challenges of Climate Change.” L. Dilling and S. Moser (eds.), Creating a Climate for Change: Communicating Climate Change & Facilitating Social Change. 2006. 475–482
- “The Post-Kyoto Climate: a Gloomy Forecast”. Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, Vol. 20, No.4 (Summer, 2008), 537-551.
- "The Question of the Environment." Stefano Rodata & Mariachiara Tallacchini, Ambito E Fonti del Biodirito. 2010, 37-50.
- “The Rights of Animals and the Demands of Nature.” Environmental Values 17 (2008), 181–189.
- "The Social Construction of Acid Rain." Co-Author Charles Herrick. Global Environmental Change, Vol 5. No 2 (1995) 105-112.
- "What do Animals Think?" The Philosophy of Animals Minds. Robert Lurz (ed.), Cambridge University Press, USA 2009.
- “When Utilitarians Should Be Virtue Theorists”. June, 2007. Utilitas Vol. 19 (2), 1-24. Cambridge University Press.
- “Zoos Revisited”. Morality's Progress: Essays on Humans, Other Animals, and the Rest of Nature. Oxford University Press, USA 2003.