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"Should Endangered Species Have Standing?" to be topic of lecture by author J. Baird Callicott April 29

April 20, 2004

J. Baird Callicott MIDDLEBURY, Vt.-J. Baird Callicott, professor of philosophy at the University of North Texas, will give a lecture titled "Should Endangered Species Have Standing?" at Middlebury College on Thursday, April 29, at 4:30 p.m.  His talk, the 2004 Scott Margolin Lecture in Environmental Affairs, will take place in Room 216 of Bicentennial Hall on Bicentennial Way off College Street (Route 125).  The event is free and open to the public.

Callicott's research proceeds on four major fronts:  theoretical environmental ethics, land ethics, the philosophy of ecology and conservation, and comparative environmental philosophy. 

He is the author of a number of books, including "Earth's Insights: A Survey of Ecological Ethics from the Mediterranean Basin to the Australian Outback," "In Defense of the Land Ethic: Essays in Environmental Philosophy," and "American Indian Environmental Ethics: An Ojibwa Case Study." Callicott has also written more than a 100 book chapters, journal articles, encyclopedia entries, and book reviews. 

Callicott is editor or co-editor of many books, such as "Nature in Asian Traditions of Thought: Essays in Environmental Philosophy," "The River of the Mother of God and Other Essays by Aldo Leopold," "Earth Summit Ethics: Toward a Reconstructive Postmodern Philosophy of Environmental Education," "Environmental Philosophy: From Animal Rights to Radical Ecology," and "The Great New Wilderness Debate."  He is currently a member of more than a dozen editorial boards of academic journals and university presses. 

From 1997-2000, Callicott served as president of the International Society for Environmental Ethics.   

The Middlebury College Lecture in Environmental affairs was named in memory of Scott Margolin, a member of the Middlebury class of 1999.  The lecture is sponsored by the Middlebury College Office of Environmental Affairs and Program in Environmental Studies.  For more information, contact Janet Wiseman of the Middlebury College Environmental Studies Program at or 443-5710.

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