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Eric S. Godoy
Illinois State University
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    What’s the Harm in Climate Change?Eric S. Godoy - 2017 - Ethics, Policy and Environment 20 (1):103-117.
    A popular argument against direct duties for individuals to address climate change holds that only states and other powerful collective agents must act. It excuses individual actions as harmless since they are neither necessary nor sufficient to cause harm, arise through normal activity, and have no clear victims. Philosophers have challenged one or more of these assumptions; however, I show that this definition of harm also excuses states and other collective agents. I cite two examples of this in public discourse (...)
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    Sharing Responsibility for Divesting from Fossil Fuels.Eric S. Godoy - 2017 - Environmental Values 26 (6):693-710.
    Governments have been slow to address climate change. If non-governmental agents share a responsibility in light of the slow pace of government action then it is a collective responsibility. I examine three models of collective responsibility, especially Iris Young's social connection model, and assess their value for identifying a collective, among all emitters, that can share responsibility. These models can help us better understand both the growth of the movement to divest from fossil fuels and the nature of responsibility for (...)
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    Every tree fixed with a purpose: Contesting value in Olmsted's parks.Eric S. Godoy - forthcoming - Environmental Values.
    Olmsted was an influential landscape architect whose works include many parks, recreation grounds and more. Inspired by Romantic and transcendentalist thinkers, he developed ‘pastoral transcendentalism’, a style of designing parks that mimicked natural spaces to reproduce their values within cities. Although environmental justice scholars have pointed out how these designs limit access to parks, I argue that environmental philosophers have not adequately discussed Olmsted, particularly his axiology of nature. Reflecting on it reveals how environmental injustice consists not only of restricting (...)
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    Going Fossil Free: A Lesson in Climate Activism and Collective Responsibility.Eric S. Godoy - 2017 - In Walter Leal Filho (ed.), Handbook of Climate Change Research at Universities: Addressing the Mitigation and Adaptation Challenges. Spring International. pp. 55-67.
    Colleges and universities already contribute significantly to the fight against climate change, but the UN has recently called upon them to do even more. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate that institutions of higher education play a unique role in combatting climate change and other structural injustices, not only by conducting research and disseminating knowledge, but also by fostering a form of collective political responsibility. A philosophical analysis of different forms of collective responsibility, with specific attention to the (...)
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    To Trump’s Chagrin, Non-nationals Are Still In.Eric S. Godoy - 2018 - Ethics, Policy and Environment 21 (1):42-44.
    The anti-environmental policies of the Trump administration are morally disturbing, to say the least. The willful ignorance of basic scientific facts and shameless pandering to the very industries...
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  6. Reconceiving responsibility: A review of Iris Marion Young’s Responsibility for Justice[REVIEW]Eric S. Godoy - 2013 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 39 (6):591-595.