Kathleen Dean Moore

Author | Moral Philosopher | Environmental Advocate

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Award-winning author or co-editor of a dozen books about our cultural and moral relation to the wild, reeling world. Distinguished Philosophy Professor Emerita at Oregon State University. Public advocate for climate justice and ecological thriving.


On a new Spring Creek podcast, Kathleen tells a story about how W.S. Merwin’s prose poem, “Unchopping a Tree,” helped her and her students think through the question that possesses us all: How can one heart hold both a deep love for the natural world and the knowledge that it is being destroyed? https://open.spotify.com/episode/7hdWDdYefKdTcvToooDHHo

Announcing the release of Animal Dignity, with Kathleen’s essay “The Heart of the Scorpion,” about the moral power of the will to live.