Philosophy and Environmental Policy
Center for Global Ethics
George Mason University
Andrew Light is associate professor of philosophy and environmental policy, and director of the Center for Global Ethics at George Mason University. He is also a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. A globally recognized environmental ethicist – specializing in the ethical dimensions of environmental policy, restoration ecology, and, more recently, climate change – he has authored, co-authored and edited 17 books on environmental ethics, philosophy of technology, and aesthetics, including Environmental Values (2008), Reel Arguments: Film, Philosophy and Social Criticism (Westview 2003), The Aesthetics of Everyday Life (2005), Moral and Political Reasoning in Environmental Practice (2003), Technology and the Good Life (2000), and Environmental Pragmatism (1996). Light is also co-editor of the journal Ethics, Place, and Environment and serves on the editorial boards of Environmental Ethics, Environmental Values, Ecological Restoration, Philosophical Practice, and Theoria. He is currently finishing a book on the ethics of restoration ecology in a changing climate.
BA (’89), History, Political Science, and Philosophy, Mercer University
MA (’92), Philosophy, University of California, Riverside
PhD (’96), Philosophy, University of California, Riverside
Vermaas, P. E., Kroes, P., Light, A. & Moore, S.A. (Eds.). (2008). Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture. Dordrecht: Springer Publishers.
O'Neill, J., Holland, A. & Light, A. (2008). Environmental Values. London: Routledge Press.
Light, A. (2003). Reel Arguments: Film, Philosophy, and Social Criticism. Boulder: Westview Press.