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A Different Trolley Problem: The Limits of Environmental Justice and the Promise of Complex Moral Assessments for Transportation Infrastructure
  • Shane Epting
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Sci. Eng. Ethics
  • 1 December 2016
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We use a complex moral assessment measure that provides a way to talk about harms that affect the public that affect marginalized groups, but environmental justice has limits that cannot account for the mainstream population. Expand
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An Applied Mereology of the City: Unifying Science and Philosophy for Urban Planning
  • Shane Epting
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Sci. Eng. Ethics
  • 1 October 2016
TLDR
In this paper, I devise a model of city identity to show how a ‘philosophy of the city’ contributes to a grand theory of urban sustainability. Expand
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On Moral Prioritization in Environmental Ethics: Weak Anthropocentrism for the City
131 Developing a way to address troublesome issues in areas such as urban planning is a challenging undertaking. It includes making decisions that involve humans, nonhumans, future generations, andExpand
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The limits of environmental remediation protocols for environmental justice cases: lessons from Vieques, Puerto Rico
The United States Federal Government has repeatedly put the people of Vieques, Puerto Rico in harm’s way due to the injurious after-effects of air-to-ground weapons testing. Most of the harm happenedExpand
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The Moral Dimensions of Infrastructure
  • Shane Epting
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Sci. Eng. Ethics
  • 1 April 2016
TLDR
Moral issues in urban planning involving technology, residents, marginalized groups, ecosystems, and future generations are complex cases, requiring solutions that go beyond the limits of contemporary moral theory. Expand
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Participatory Budgeting and Vertical Agriculture: A Thought Experiment in Food System Reform
While researchers have identified numerous problems with food systems, sustainable, just, and workable solutions remain scarce. Recent developments in the food justice literature, however, show whichExpand
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Automated Vehicles and Transportation Justice
Despite numerous ethical examinations of automated vehicles, philosophers have neglected to address how these technologies will affect vulnerable people. To account for this lacuna, researchers mustExpand
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Transportation Planning for Automated Vehicles—Or Automated Vehicles for Transportation Planning?
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In recent years, philosophical examinations of automated vehicles have progressed far beyond initial concerns over the ethical decisions that pertain to programming in the event of a crash. Expand
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Questioning Technology's Role in Environmental Ethics: Weak Anthropocentrism Revisited
Environmental ethics has mostly been practiced separately from philosophy of technology, with few exceptions. However, forward thinking suggests that environmental ethics must become moreExpand
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