Kathleen Dean Moore

Kathleen Dean Moore

Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Emerita - Oregon State University

Kathleen Dean Moore is an environmental philosopher and writer whose recent work focuses on the moral urgency of climate action. Her co-edited book, Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, gathers testimony from the world’s moral leaders about our obligations to future generations.

Other books celebrate cultural and spiritual connections to wet, wild places—Piano Tide: A NovelGreat Tide RisingWild Comfort, Pine Island Paradox, Holdfast, and Riverwalking. She is co-editor of essay collections about Rachel Carson, Apache philosopher Viola Cordova, and Mount St. Helens. Her work has appeared in Orion, Sun, Utne Reader, New York Times Magazine, Conservation Biology, Audubon, Discover, and many other journals.

Moore is the co-founder of the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word at Oregon State University, where she now serves as a Senior Fellow. She recently left her position as Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at OSU in order to work full-time on the climate emergency.

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