College of Arts and Sciences

Conference on Environmental Ethics and Aesthetics


Workshop Schedule
May 12—15, 2016


Thursday, May 12

7:00pm            Film screening of Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art
Location: Indiana University Cinema

9:00pm            Discussion of Troublemakers with sponsored light fare and refreshments
Location: Irish Lion (directly across from Hyatt Place)


Friday, May 13

All talks and coffee breaks will be held in the Indiana Memorial Union Oak Room

9:00 – 9:30am             Welcome from Sandy Shapshay
                                  Remarks by Dean Singell

 Session 1        Chair: Mariam Kennedy

9:30 – 10:30am           Dale Jamieson (NYU) - “Loving Nature”

10:30 – 10:45am         Coffee Break (provided by the conference)

Session 2         Chair: Sean Murphy

10:45 – 11:45am         Emily Brady (Edinburgh) - “John Muir’s Environmental Aesthetics”

11:45— 1:45pm          Lunch

Session 3         Chair: Daniel Linsenbardt

1:45 – 2:45pm             Ned Hettinger (College of Charleston) - “Defending Aesthetic Protectionism”

2:55 – 3:55pm             Sheila Lintott (Bucknell) - “Recycling Jokes: Humor and Environmental Ethics”

3:55 – 4:10pm             Coffee Break (provided by the conference)

Session 4         Chair: Shannon Abelson

4:10 – 5:10pm             James Justus (Florida State) - Title: TBA

5:20 – 6:20pm             Levi Tenen (Indiana University) - “Why We Shouldn’t Preserve Nature for Aesthetic Reasons”

7:00 pm                       Dinner at FARM


Saturday, May 14

Session 5         Chair: Sandy Shapshay

9:15 – 10:15am           Allen Carlson  (Alberta) - “Environmental Aesthetics, Ethics, and Ecoaesthetics”

10:15 – 10:30am         Coffee Break (provided by the conference)

Session 6         Chair: Levi Tenen

10:30 – 11:30am         Noël Carroll (CUNY) - “Architectural Aesthetics and Moderate Moralism”

Session 7         Chair: Monica Morrison

11:40 – 12:40pm         Katie McShane (Colorado State) - “The Role of Awe in Environmental Ethics”

12:40pm- 2:40pm        Lunch

Session 8          Chair: Daniel Lindquist

2:40 – 3:40pm             Jonathan Weinberg (Arizona) - “Evolutionary Debunking Arguments in Environmental Ethics and Aesthetics”

3:40– 3:55pm              Coffee Break (provided by the conference)

Session 9         Chair: Sarah Adams

3:55— 4:55pm            Katherine Robinson (South Carolina) - “Environmental Aesthetics, Ethics, and Oil Drilling”
                                       co-authored with Kevin C. Elliott

Session 10       Chair: Tufan Kiymaz

5:05 – 6:05pm             Glenn Parsons (Ryerson) - “Nature aesthetics and the Respect Argument”

7:00pm                        Dinner at Uptown Cafe

Environmental Ethics and Aesthetics:
At the Intersection

May 12 – 14, 2016
Oak Room IMU

Sandra Shapshay (
Levi Tenen (