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Most recent first:

Warwick Fox, "Beautiful Days",
Resurgence (No. 286), August/September 2014, pp. 42-44. (This short piece is an extract from my 2014 book On Beautiful Days Such as This: A philosopher sings the blues and restores his soul in Greece. It was submitted to Resurgence under the more accurate and informative title: "An Environmental Philosopher Reflects in Greece.")

Warwick Fox, "Forms of Harm and our Obligations to Humans and Other Animals", in Evangelos Protopapadakis, ed.,
Animal Ethics: Past and Present Perspectives (Berlin: Logos Verlag, 2012), pp. 197-221.

Warwick Fox, "Foundations of a General Ethics: Selves, Sentient Beings, and Other Responsively Cohesive Structures", in Anthony O'Hear, ed.,
Philosophy and the Environment, Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement: 69 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), pp. 47-66.

Warwick Fox, "Architecture Ethics", in Jan-Kyrre Berg Olsen, Stig Andur Pedersen, and Vincent F. Hendricks, eds.,
A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology (Oxford: Blackwell, 2009), pp. 387-91.

Warwick Fox, "Ethics, Architecture, Responsive Cohesion, and the Transition to a More Habitable Future", Paper presented to the "Ethics and the Built Environment 2009" conference, Nottingham University, 9-11 September 2009.

Warwick Fox, "Responsive Cohesion: Thinking in Context",
Resurgence (No. 241), March/April 2007, pp. 22-25.

Warwick Fox, "The New Ethics: Ethics in a Gaian Context", in Jules Pretty, ed.,
Environment Vol. 1: Thinking and Knowing about the Environment and Nature, "Key Issues for the Twenty-First Century" series (London: Sage, 2006), pp. 82-95.

From: Warwick Fox, A Theory of General Ethics: Human Relationships, Nature, and the Built Environment (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2006).

  • Chapter 1: "Introduction: The Idea of a General Ethics". This chapter introduces the idea of a General Ethics, by which I mean a single integrated approach to ethics that encompasses the realms of interhuman ethics, the ethics of the natural environment, and the ethics of the human-constructed (or built) environment, and explains why we need such an ethics.


  • Chapter 2: "Problems that Any General Ethics Must be Able to Address". This chapter has been published in a slightly - but only slightly - modifed self-contained version as "Human Relationships, Nature, and the Built Environment: Problems that Any General Ethics Must Be Able to Address", in Jules Pretty, Andrew Ball, Ted Benton, Julia Guivant, David Lee, David Orr, Max Pfeffer and Hugh Ward, eds. Sage Handbook on Environment and Society (London: Sage, 2007), pp. 107-123. This chapter provides an overview of what I see as the outstanding problems for interhuman ethics, the ethics of the natural environment, and the ethics of the human-constructed (or built) environment - and, thus, for a General Ethics.


Warwick Fox, "Do We Need Nature? Getting to Grips with a Doubly Misleading Question",
Think, Summer, 2005, pp. 79-85.

Warwick Fox, "Environmental Ethics", in
The Encyclopedia of Population, eds., Paul Demeny and Geoffrey McNicoll (New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2003) pp. 292-96.

Warwick Fox, "Introduction: Ethics and the Built Environment", in Warwick Fox, ed.,
Ethics and the Built Environment (London: Routledge, 2000), pp. 1-12.

Warwick Fox, "Towards an Ethics (or at Least a Value Theory) of the Built Environment", in Warwick Fox, ed.,
Ethics and the Built Environment (London: Routledge, 2000), pp. 207-21.

Warwick Fox, "Deep Ecology and Virtue Ethics",
Philosophy Now, April-May 2000, pp. 24-26.

Warwick Fox, "Human Empire",
Resurgence, September/October 1997, pp. 10-12.

Warwick Fox, "What Does the Recognition of Intrinsic Value Entail?"
The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy 10 (1993): 101.

Warwick Fox, "Intellectual Origins of the 'Depth' Theme in the Philosophy of Arne Naess".
The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy 9 (1992): 68-73.



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