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Kenneth Shockley

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Washington (St. Louis)
Academic Director, UB Sustainability Academy

Contact Information:

111 Park Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-0145
Personal Website: Kenneth Shockley

Professor Shockley speaks to the crowd at the opening of UB's Solar Strand

Areas of Specialization

Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy.

Current Research

The interdependence of environmental values and environmental policy; indirect consequentialism; the normative requirements associated with group membership; collective constitution, agency, and responsibility.

Courses Taught

Contemporary Ethical Theory

Environmental Philosophy

Professional Ethics

Selected Publications

  • “Thinning Our Ethical Concepts: Thick Evaluative Concepts and Environmental Value” Environmental Ethics, forthcoming, fall 2012.
  • "Human Values and Institutional Responses to Climate Change,” in Allen Thompson and Jeremy Bendik-Keymer (eds), Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change: Human Virtues of the Future, MIT Press, 2012, pp. 281-298.
  • “Environmental Policy With Integrity,” Environmental Values 18 (2009): 177-99.
  • “On That Peculiar Practice of Promising,” Philosophical Studies 140.3 (2008): 385-399.
  • “Programming Collective Responsibility,” Journal of Social Philosophy 38.3 (2007): 442-455.