Conference Papers / Presentations / Publications -- Edward Abplanalp, Ph.D.


"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.

"Lessons Learned at the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Assessment Workshop" (presented with Shari Tripp, Dr. Sarah Parlier, Wendee Guth, Dr. Michael Boyd, and Dr. James Decker) at the 3rd Annual Spring Assessment Fair and 1st Regional Assessment Fair, Illinois Central College, May 8, 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.

"Tooley, Plantinga, and the Modal-Ontological Argument," presented at the 2011 Illinois Philosophical Association Conference, hosted at Northern Illinois University, November 18, 2011.

"Perceptions of Expressions" presented with Jennifer Costa and Jacob Grant as part of Illinois Central College's 2011 Lecture Arts Series, Illinois Central College October 25, 2011.

"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 25, 2011.

"The Ethics of Climate Change," Illinois Central College's 2010 Lecture Arts Series, Illinois Central College, East Peoria, Illinois, March 31, 2010.

"Rawlsian Background Environmental Justice: The Role of Fair Equality of Opportunity," presented at The Ethics of Climate Change: international justice and the global challenge-hosted by the Science, Ethics and Public Policy (SEPP) program at the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, October 31, 2009. The Delaware Humanities Forum, the American Philosophical Association, and the National Science Foundation sponsored the conference.

"Outline of an Ecocentric Decision Procedure," at Thinking Through Nature: Philosophy for an Endangered World -- a conference organized by the International Association for Environmental Philosophy, and hosted at the University of Oregon - Eugene, June 22, 2008

"Our Environmental Crises," presented at the 40th Anniversary Meeting of the North Texas Philosophical Association, hosted by the University of North Texas - Denton, April 14, 2007

"Nussbaum, on Rawls, on Disability," given at the Iowa Philosophical Society's 62nd Annual Conference, Iowa State University, September 23, 2006.

"Rawlsian Political Liberalism and Environmental Discourse," presented at Globalization, Environmental Ethics, and Environmental Justice, An International Conference, organized by the Lyman Briggs School of Science, Michigan State University, August 25, 2006.

"Nature and the Nature of Capitalism," presented at the Radical Philosophy Association's Group Session: Capitalism and Globalization, at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Chicago, IL., April 27, 2006.

"Preferential Treatment and the Demands of Fair Competition," at the 10th Annual National People of Color in Predominantly White Institutions Conference, sponsored by the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, November 7, 2005.

"Kant's Anthropocentrism," at the 7th Northwest Conference on Philosophy, hosted at Seattle University, October 22, 2005.

"A Biocentric Conception of International Right," presented at the Global Studies Association's North American Annual Conference "Crosscurrents of Global Social Justice: Class, Gender, and Race" hosted by the University of Tennessee, May 15, 2005.

"George W. Bush vs. The Natural Environment," given at 6th Biennial International Conference of the Radical Philosophy Association, Howard University, Washington, D.C., November 7, 2004.

"Edward Abbey, Revisited," presented at the 2004 Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric, University of Alaska - Anchorage, March 6, 2004.

"A Moral Defense of Eco-Sabotage," given at the Fourteenth North American Interdisciplinary Conference on Environment and Community, organized and sponsored by Empire State College (SUNY), Saratoga Springs, NY, February 21, 2004.