Dr. Edward Abplanalp, Ph.D.


"The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living"

Socrates (from Plato's Apology)



  • "Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics," ID: International Dialogue 3 (2013): pp. 260-266.
  • "Divine Omniscience: Pike vs. Plantinga," presented at the 2013 Illinois Philosophical Conference held at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, November 1, 2013.
  • "Against the Golden Rule as a Global Ethic," presented at Law, Morality, and Culture: East and West an international and interdisciplinary conference sponsored by The University of Illinois, The Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion, and The Institute for Cross-Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 5, 2013.
  • "Environmental Justice: Think Globally, Act Locally," presented with Bill Cook as part of Illinois Central College's 2013 Lecture Arts Series, Illinois Central College March 26, 2013.
  • "Environmental Justice" at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Macomb, IL. (Invited speaker, with honorarium) December 9, 2012.
  • "From Superficial to Substantive: The Role of Writing in Clarifying Ideas," presented as part of Illinois Central Colleges Topics and Tea series. Illinois Central College, East Peoria, Illinois, October 19, 2011.
  • "Climate justice and energy problems: intergenerational concerns," presented as part of the 2011 Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences panel discussion entitled, "Climate Change Perspectives: The International and Inter-generational," hosted at the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (June 2011)
  • "The Ethics of Climate Change," Illinois Central College's 2010 Lecture Arts Series, Illinois Central College, East Peoria, Illinois, March 31, 2010.