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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

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.


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.