Adam Briggle | Philosophy & Religion

Adam Briggle

ENV 225G
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Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder (2006)
Fracking and Energy Politics, Ethics and Policy of Science and Technology, Environmental Ethics and Policy, and Bioethics.

Adam Briggle is an Associate Professor in our Department. He holds a PhD in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado and served for three years as a postdoctoral fellow working on the philosophy of technology at the University of Twente in The Netherlands. His research and teaching interests focus on the intersections of ethics and policy with science and technology. He is author of A Rich Bioethics: Public Policy, Biotechnology, and the Kass Council (2010, University of Notre Dame Press), co-author of Ethics and Science: An Introduction (2012, Cambridge University Press), and co-editor of The Good Life in a Technological Age (2012, Routledge Press). For the past three years, he has served as a field philosopher working with a diverse range of stakeholders around the issue of natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the city limits of Denton, Texas. He has written about fracking in Slate, Truthout, Science Progress, and The Guardian, and he also has a contract with Liveright Publishing Corporation to publish a book in October 2015 titled A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking. He is President of the grassroots Denton Drilling Awareness Group, which led the successful Frack Free Denton campaign to ban hydraulic fracturing in Denton’s city limits.

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