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Daniel Berthold

Professor of Philosophy, Bard College

Berthold, Daniel
B.A., M.A., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Yale University. Teaches environmental ethics and technological applications of the Human Genome Project, including a focus on the ecological consequences of genetically modified agricultural crops. Areas of specialization include 19th-century Continental philosophy, existentialism, phenomenology, and environmental ethics. Author of two books on the German idealist philosopher Hegel, essays in the Dictionary of Existentialism, and numerous articles and reviews. Scholarship on environmental ethics and the philosophy of ecology includes articles on Marxist ecology, 19th-century ecological thought, Aldo Leopold, and bioregionalism. Environmentally related public lectures include talks on the animal rights movement, bioregional politics, ecofeminism, and social ecology.