1) About the author

Philosopher | Writer | Environmentalist | Musician | Siberian husky tamer

Jordan M. Kincaid received Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder in May of 2019, specializing in ethics and environmental philosophy. He recently served as an Adjunct Professor of environmental ethics in the Colorado State University Department of Philosophy and as an Instructor of environmental studies and writing in CU Boulder’s Environmental Studies Program and Program for Writing and Rhetoric. He holds an M.S. in Environmental Policy from Bard CEP in New York and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Government from the University of Texas at Austin. He was also a Visiting Fellow at the University of North Texas’ Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity working on the Future of Energy Project.

At CU Boulder, Kincaid sat on the Committee on Environmental Thought continuing its project to constitute a theoretical framework for understanding human nature, the human-nature relationship, and the moral obligations extant of justificatory beings of consciousness. To that end, his dissertation Help or High Water demonstrates the ‘duty to rectify’ as a heuristic for evaluating moral obligations necessitated by wrongdoing, specifically by studying the injustice of human displacement by anthropogenic climate change. Access its full text here.

His Master’s thesis at Bard, To Frack or Not to Frack, examines the ideology of risk in the politics of fracking. Here is the full text and here are its presentation slides.

He also plays guitar and sings in the Colorado band Hugh Manatee.

The husky’s name is Kudonomos.

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