Ronald Sandler

Professor of Philosophy; Director, Ethics Institute
education Ph.D., 2001, Philosophy
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mailing address 371 HO
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Ronald Sandler is a professor of philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, a researcher in the Nanotechnology and Society Research Group, and a research associate in the Environmental Justice Research Collaborative at Northeastern University. His primary areas of research are environmental ethics, ethics and technology, ethical theory, and Spinoza. Sandler has taught courses on subjects ranging from philosophy of religion to ethics after Darwin and from contemporary moral issues to history of philosophy. He has received Northeastern University’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

Selected Publications

Basl J., and Sandler, R., Designer Biology: The Ethics of Intensively Engineering Biological and Ecological Systems, Lexington Books, 2013.

Sandler, R., ed., Ethics and Emerging Technologies (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013).

Sandler, R., The Ethics of Species (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Sandler, R., Character and Environment: A Virtue-Oriented Approach to Environmental Ethics (Columbia University Press, 2007).

Sandler, R. and Pezzullo, P., eds., Environmental Justice and Environmentalism: The Social Justice Challenge to the Environmental Movement (MIT Press, 2007).

Sandler, R. and Cafaro, P., eds., Environmental Virtue Ethics (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005).

Selected Honors & Awards

Northeastern University, Excellence in Teaching Award, 2004-5

UW-Madison, College of Letters and Science Teaching Fellowship, 2000

Professional Associations & Affiliations

American Philosophical Association

International Association of Environmental Philosophy

International Society for Environmental Ethics

North American Spinoza Society

Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World