Philosophy @ UNT | Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy @ UNT

The UNT Department of Philosophy and Religion is the home of the nation's leading Doctoral Program in environmental ethics/philosophy and the nation's first Masters Program in the field. All of our twelve permanent faculty publish in various areas of environmental ethics/philosophy--Including three of Environmental Philosophy's founders--J. Baird Callicott, Eugene C. Hargrove, & Pete A. Y. Gunter.

Fostering interdisciplinarity in curricula and research projects, areas of specialization among our faculty include philosophy of ecology, environmental policy, environmental justice, religion and nature, environmental education, philosophy of science and technology, environmental aesthetics, philosophy of water, land ethics, eco-phenomenology, eco-feminism, traditional ecological knowledge, and environmental restoration. We are also growing our secondary specialization in the Philosophy of Science and Technology Studies, with 6 faculty specializing and publishing in the field.

Locating Diversity & Interdisciplinarity...
Faculty in the Department affiliate with University-wide environmental initiatives, such as the President's Sustainability Council, the Ponca Tribe Cumulative Risk Assessment, and the Research Cluster for Human Health and Environmental Sustainability. Faculty also have affiliated members in interdisciplinary programs such as Women's Studies, Jewish Studies, the Office of International Indigenous and American Indian Initiatives, and the Teach North Texas Science and Math Education Certification Program as well as affiliation in University-wide research projects, such as the Research Cluster for Autism Spectrum Disorder.We are housed in the Environmental Education Science and Technology Building, the home of the Institute of Applied Sciences, which includes the Department in its affiliated membership as well s several Environmental Sciences Departments, such as Biology, Geology, and Geography.

Reaching into the Field...
Long time home of the first journal in the field, Environmental Ethics as well as the Center for Environmental Philosophy (CEP), our Department also takes pride in hosting the websites for the two major environmental philosophy organizations: IAEP (International Association for Environmental Philosophy) and the ISEE (International Society for Environmental Ethics). Recently we have been singled our for creating the world's first Field Station in environmental philosophy, science, and policy at Cape Horn, Chile. The Department houses as well the Philosophy of Food Project, which initiated and maintains the primary website for research on the philosophy of food. Groundbreaking in our efforts to take philosophy beyond the walls of the academy, our Department hosts the Philosophy of Water Project. With connections to the United Nations Environmental, Science, and Cultural Organization, the Water Project is a leading University program connecting the arts with science, and also offers the possibility for Research Fellowships.

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