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Department of Philosophy
Evelyn Brister is an assistant professor specializing in philosophy of science and environmental philosophy, with a focus on the role of values in ecology and ecological applications.
She regularly teaches lower-level courses in ethics and critical thinking and upper-level courses in philosophy of science and environmental philosophy, with an occasional course on logic, feminist theory, or epistemology.
Presently she is engaged in several research projects. One examines the value assumptions involved in ecological restoration and in land management more generally. The other investigates the potential and actual conflicts between preserving biodiversity and pursuing social justice. She also does work in the Environmental Science program at RIT on the presettlement vegetation of western New York. She has an article on “Feminist Epistemology, Feminist Contextualism, and Philosophical Skepticism” forthcoming in Metaphilosophy.
For more detailed information on what she's thinking about right now, visit Brister’s blog, Knowledge and Experience:
Philosophy of Science course blog, Winter 2008: