Dr. Christopher J. Preston teaches and writes in environmental philosophy at the University of Montana, Missoula. He is author of The Synthetic Age: Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineering Our World (2018), Saving Creation: Nature and Faith in the Life of Holmes Rolston, III (2009), and Grounding Knowledge: Environmental Philosophy, Epistemology, and Place (2003), as well as co-editor of an anthology titled Nature, Value, and Duty (2007) and editor of a special journal issue of Ethics and the Environment on “Epistemology and Environmental Philosophy” (2005).
His published articles include work on value theory, ecofeminist ethics, public health and environmentalism, environmental epistemology, and the embodied mind. He also writes on the ethics of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, synthetic biology, and geoengineering. Raised in England and now living in Montana, he has particular interest in the idea of “sense of place.”
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
Questions for a Resilient Future responses:
De-extinction: A Tale of Two Visions
Articles in Minding Nature:
Endangered Species, Cultural Wisdom
From Minding Nature’s Winter 2019, Volume 12, Number 1 issue.
Materializing Ethics: Shaping the Environments that Shape Us
From Minding Nature’s Spring 2010, Volume 3, Number 1 issue.
- The Synthetic Age
A book in which Christopher Preston examines a future where humans have fundamentally reshaped the natural world using nanotechnology, synthetic biology, de-extinction, and climate engineering.
- Saving Creation: Nature and Faith in the Life of Holmes Rolston, III
Christopher Preston’s book about the “father of environmental ethics,” Holmest Rolston, III.
- The Epistemic Significance of Place
Read Christopher Preston’s article in this special issue of Ethics & the Environment on Epistemology and Environmental Philosophy.