Department of Philosophy, Department of Integrative Biology
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas, USA
Presentation Title: “After Biodiversity: Valuing Nature for the Twentieth Century”
Sahotra Sarkar is a professor in the departments of philosophy and integrative biology at the University of Texas at Austin. He obtained his BA from Columbia University and his MA and PhD at the University of Chicago.
Before coming to Texas he taught at McGill University and held fellowships at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science at Berlin, and the Dibner Institute at MIT.
Sarkar specializes in the history and philosophy of science, environmental philosophy, conservation biology, and disease ecology. He is the author of six books, including Biodiversity and Environmental Philosophy (Cambridge, 2005), Environmental Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), and Systematic Conservation Planning (co-authored with Chris Margues, Cambridge, 2007) and more than 200 articles, mostly in philosophy and conservation biology.