UWTSD lecturer has paper published in new book


Dr Rebekah Humphrey, a Philosophy lecturer at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has had a paper published in a new book entitled, Climate Change Ethics and the Non-Human World.

Dr Rebekah Humphreys, lecturer in Philosophy

Dr Rebekah Humphreys, UWTSD.

The book, published by Routledge, examines from different perspectives the moral significance of non-human members of the biotic community and their omission from climate ethics literature.

With diverse perspectives from both leading and emerging scholars of environmental ethics, geography, religious studies, conservation ecology, and environmental studies, this book will offer a valuable reading for students and scholars of these fields.

Climate Change Ethics and the Non-Human World is a multidisciplinary volume of international scholars that presents novel work on non-anthropocentric approaches to climate ethics. Written in an accessible style, the text incorporates sentientist, biocentrist, and ecocentrist perspectives on climate change.

Dr Humphreys’ paper - Suffering, Sentientism and Sustainability: An Analysis of a Non-Anthropocentric Moral Framework for Climate Ethics – features as one of the chapters in the book and using the most up-to date scientific research on the impacts of climate change, she examines different ethical frameworks for climate change negotiations, taking into account the dignity and interests of human and nonhuman beings, both present and future ones included.

“The book as a whole is a multi-disciplinary volume of international scholars who are presenting novel work on non-anthropocentric responses to climate change,” says Dr Humphreys.

“On my part, I examine a range of approaches, arguing for an egalitarian biocentric ethic that considers individuals of all species to have value. It is fantastic news that this important book has finally been released.”

'Climate Change Ethics and the Non-Human World' book cover

Dr Rebekah Humphreys lectures in Philosophy at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Lampeter campus.

Her areas of interest are normative and applied ethics, especially environmental ethics, animal ethics, and bioethics - and moral philosophy in general.

Rebekah has teaching interests in additional areas, including ancient Greek philosophy, epistemology, and existentialism.

Climate Change Ethics and the Non-Human World is edited by Brian G. Henning, a professor of philosophy and environmental studies at Gonzaga University and Zack Walsh, a Research Associate at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany.  The book is published by Routledge.

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For information about the Philosophy courses offered at UWTSD’s Lampeter campus, please visit https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/ba-philosophy/

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