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Dale Jamieson

Department Chair and Founding Director of Environmental Studies; Professor of Environmental Studies, Philosophy; Founding Director of Animal Studies, Affiliated Professor of Bioethics, Affiliated Professor Law; Professor of Environmental Studies , Philosophy , Law

Office Address: 

285 Mercer Street, Room 907
New York, NY 10003


(212) 995-4157

Areas of Research/Interest: 

ethics, environmental philosophy

Research Description: 

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

External Affiliations:

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.

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