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Biography

 

I am a Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, dividing my teaching and research mostly between logic and environmental ethics. I have published seven books and many articles in these areas. My most recent book is Environmental Ethics for the Long Term (Routledge 2015).My wife, Annette Mendola, also a philosopher, is Director of Clinical Ethics at UT Medical Center and an Assistant Professor in UTís Graduate School of Medicine. Between us we have three adult children. In an effort to live sustainably, we grow much of our own food in organic gardens at our home, dry our clothes on a line, donít use air conditioning, and with an array of solar panels produce more electricity than we use. I mow the lawn with a scythe and commute to work by bike.