Center for Global Ethics: George Mason University

Recent Publications

Andrew Light


Light, Andrew, John O'Neill, and Alan Holland. 2008. Environmental Values. Routledge.

Light, Andrew, Peter Kroes, Stephen Moore, and Pieter Veermas, eds. 2008. Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture. Springer.

Articles and Chapters

Light, Andrew. Forthcoming, 2012. On the Need for Front Line Climate Ethics. In The Environment (Topics in Contemporary Philosophy, ed. B. Kabesenche, M. O’Rourke and M. Slater. MIT Press.

---- Forthcoming, 2012. The Death of Restoration? In Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change: Human Virtues of the Future, ed. A. Thompson and J. Bendik-Keymer. MIT Press.

---- Forthcoming, 2011. Climate Ethics for Climate Action. In Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters? What Really Works?, 2nd edition, ed. D. Schmidtz and E. Willott. Oxford University Press.

---- 2010. Methodological Pragmatism, Pluralism, and Environmental Ethics. In Environmental Ethics: The Big Questions, ed. D. Keller. Blackwell Publishers.

---- 2010. Love Conquers All, Even Time? In Time and Identity (Topics in Contemporary Philosophy),  ed. J. Campbell, M. O’Rourke, and H. Silverstein. MIT Press.

---- 2010. The Moral Journey of Environmentalism:  From Wilderness to Place. In Pragmatic Sustainability:  Theoretical and Practical Tools, ed. S. Moore. Routledge Press.

---- 2009. Does a Public Environmental Philosophy Need a Convergence Hypothesis? In Nature in Common:  Environmental Ethics and the Contested Foundations of Environmental Policy, ed. B. Minteer. Temple University Press.

---- 2009. Ecological Restoration:  From Functional Descriptions to Normative Prescriptions. In Functions in Biological and Artificial Worlds:  Comparative Philosophical Perspectives, ed. P. Kroes and U. Krohs. MIT Press.

---- 2009. Anything Looks Bad if the Bar’s Set Too High, the G8 Included. Foreign Policy July 15.

---- 2008. Restorative Relationships: From Artifacts to ‘Natural’ Systems. In Healing Natures, Repairing Relationships: New Perspectives on Restoring Ecological Spaces, ed. R. France. Green Frigate Books.

---- 2008. Ecological Restoration. In Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, ed. J. B. Callicott and R. Frodeman. Macmillian Reference.

Light, Andrew, and J. Sheppard. 2007. Rolston on Urban Environments. In Nature, Value, Duty: Life on Earth with Holmes Rolston III, ed. W. Ouderkirk and C. Preston. Springer.


Contributing author unless otherwise noted.

2010. The U.S. Role in International Climate Finance: A Blueprint for Near Term Leadership. Washington, D.C.: Alliance for Climate Protection and Center for American Progress.

2010. Investing in Clean Energy: How to Maximize Clean Energy Deployment from International Climate Finance. London: Global Climate Network.

2010. Development Funding Done Right: How to Ensure Multilateral Development Banks Finance Clean and Renewable Energy Projects to Combat Global Warming. Washington, D.C.: Center for American Progress.

2009. Counting the World’s Capacity for Emission Reductions, sole author. Washington, D.C.: Center for American Progress.

2009. Creating Opportunity: Low-Carbon Jobs in an Interconnected World. London: Global Climate Network.

2009. A Roadmap for U.S.-China Cooperation on Carbon Capture and Sequestration. Washington, D.C.: Center for American Progress and Asia Society.

2009. Meeting the Climate Challenge: Core Elements of an Effective Response to Climate Change. Washington, D.C.: Center for American Progress and UN Foundation.

2009. Breaking Through on Technology: Overcoming the Barriers to the Development and Wide Deployment of Low-Carbon Technology. London: Global Climate Network.