Roberta L. Millstein is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Davis, with affiliations to the Science and Technology Studies Program and the John Muir Institute for the Environment.
She specializes in the history and philosophy of biology as well as environmental ethics, with a particular focus on fundamental concepts in evolution and ecology. Her work has appeared in journals such as Philosophy of Science; Journal of the History of Biology; Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Journal of the History of Biology; and Ethics, Policy & Environment. She is Co-Editor of the online, open-access journal, Philosophy, Theory, and Practice in Biology and has served on governing boards for several academic societies. Her current project develops and defends a reinterpretation of Aldo Leopold’s land ethic in light of contemporary ecology. She enjoys hiking with her partner Gilbert and her two miniature poodles, Marley and Peanut.
Contributions to HumansandNature.org:
- How the Struggle for Existence Became an Environmental Ethic for Our Lifetime
A response to “What can evolution tell us about morality?”
- Philosophy, Theory, and Practice in Biology
A journal edited by Roberta Millstein.