2020 ISEE at the Eastern Division Meeting of the APA

Workshop on Sustainability in Philosophy

Friday, January 10, 2020, 9-11 am

This session will open with a special announcement of this year’s finalists and winner of ISEE’s Andrew Light Award in Public Philosophy.  Professor Light will present the award.

Following the award presentation, the workshop will be led by co-founders of Philosophers for Sustainability (PfS), Eugene Chislenko of Temple University and Rebecca Millsop of University of Rhode Island.  Professors Millsop and Chislenko will describe several recent initiatives of Philosophers for Sustainability and lead a discussion of effective ways to integrate sustainability into teaching, research, and service.

The workshop will include discussion of a proposed set of Guidelines for Sustainable Practices in Philosophy, developed by PfS and under consideration by the APA for inclusion in its Good Practices Guide.


Environmental Ethics in Social Context: Robots, Gene Drives, and Water Management

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 11:15 am-1:15 pm

Chair: Marion Hourdequin


  • Justin Donhauser (Bowling Green University) – “Environmental Robot Virtues?”
  • Zahra Meghani (University of Rhode Island) – “An Approach for Evaluating Arguments for the Environmental Release of Genetically Engineered Animals with Gene Drives”
  • Gehad Abdelal (University of Georgia) – “Water Ethics: The Problem of Uncertainty and Colonial Implication on the Nile River Conflict”