ISEE is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Holmes Rolston Early Career Prize. They are Toby Svoboda, an assistant professor at Fairlfield University, and Tyler Kasperbauer, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen.
Svoboda won for his essay “Geoengineering, Agent-Regret, and the Lesser of Two Evils Argument,” where he argues that proposals to deploy solar radiation management (SRM) to fight climate change are immune to objections that a climate emergency might constitute a genuine moral dilemma in which SRM would be impermissible even if it was the best option.
Kasperbauer won for his essay “Naturalizing Sentimentalism for Environmental Ethics.” He argues that classic sentimentalism rather than neo-sentimentalism provides the best grounding for environmental ethics, in part because it better fits the facts of human psychology.
Svoboda and Kasperbauer win $500 prizes from ISEE. Their essays will be published in the journal “Environmental Ethics” later this year.