Ronald Sandler

Ronald Sandler is an associate professor of philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religion and a researcher in the Nanotechnology and Society Research Group. His primary areas of research are environmentalethics, 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.

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Director, Ethics Institute
Northeastern University
371 Holmes Hall
Boston, MA 02115-5000
Tel: (617) 373-3619
Fax: (617) 373-4359

Recent Publication

Read The Report Here
Nanotechnology: The Social And Ethical Issues

Published by the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, this report emphasizes ways in which social and ethical issues intersect with governmental functions and responsibilities, such as science and technology policy, funding and regulation. The report includes a typology of the social and ethical issues associated with nanotechnology, and discusses several specific issues of each type.


Selected Publications

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

Sandler, R., Ethics and Emerging Technologies (Palgrave-Macmillan, in press).

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

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

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


Ronald’s CV and Personal Page