Research Interests: Environmental ethics, animal ethics, climate ethics, ethics and emerging technologies, ethical theory, environmental studies (humanities and social sciences approaches).
- PHIL 111.600. Honors Contemporary Moral Issues. MW 5:45 – 7:00 PM. YMCA 113
- Phil 314.500 – 501. Environmental Ethics. MW 4:10 – 5:25 PM YMCA 109
Office Hours: Monday 2-3 PM and by appointment
Clare Palmer is the George T. and Gladys H. Abell Professor of Liberal Arts and Professor of Philosophy. She is the author or co-author of four books, including Animal Ethics in Context (New York: Columbia University Press 2010), and has edited or co-edited a number of collections, including Linking Ecology and Ethics for a Changing World (Springer, 2014). She is also the author or co-author of more than 100 other publications, in journals ranging from the Journal of Applied Philosophy to The Veterinary Record and Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Along with four co-authors from several disciplines, she is currently working on a book project, Wildlife Ethics, contracted to Wiley-Blackwell. She was the founding editor of the journal Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion (Brill Academic Press) and held the position of President of the International Society for Environmental Ethics from 2007-2010. She was co-PI on the NSF grant Genomics and Society from 2012-2016 and served from 2017-2019 on a National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine committee on the potential for biotechnology to address forest health; this committee’s consensus report was published in 2019 https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25221/forest-health-and-biotechnology-possibilities-and-considerations. She is an Associate Editor for the new British Ecological Society journal People and Nature, and she serves on the editorial board of a number of journals, including Environmental Values, The Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics and Environmental Humanities.