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Dr. Charles List

Professor of Philosophy

Photo of Charles List outside with his dogCharles List is a professor of philosophy and has been teaching at Plattsburgh since 1980. He likes to train bird dogs, tie flies, and fly fish.

  • Ph.D. University of Iowa
  • M.A. University of Iowa
  • B.A. University of Minnesota

Teaching Areas

  • Logic
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Nietzsche
  • Outdoor Ethics

Research Areas

  • Ethical evaluation of outdoor practices
  • Wilderness issues
  • Hunting ethics
  • Environmental Philosophy

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • “The New Hunter and Local Food,” inThe Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics, published by Oxford Press, 2018, New York, edited by Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson, and Tyler Doggett, 170–188.
  • “The Intrinsic Structure of Reality: Ontology and Deep Ecology” in The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy, Vol. 31, No. 2 (2015)
  • “Gentlemen, Character, and the Ideal Hunter,” forthcoming in Hunting and Academic Identity, published by South Carolina Press.
  • “An Ontology for the Land Ethic” Environmental Ethics, 37(4), (2015): 411–424.
  • Book review: Wildlife, Conservation, and Conflict in Quebec, 1840–1914, by Darcy Ingram in Environmental History, 20 July, 2015: 553–555.
  • “Rebuilding the Wholesome Machinery of Excitement: Virtue and Hunting,” in Hunting and the Ivory Tower: Essays by Scholars Who Hunt, published by the University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC, 2018, edited by Douglass Higbee and David Bruzina, 181–192.
  • “New Issues in Food Ethics” panel discussion: UVM Food Systems Summit, June 14, 15, 2016. Burlington Vt. Title: “If you are going to eat meat: hip hunters and local food.”
  • Salon (author meets critics) at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, on my book, hosted by the Department of Sustainability. April, 22, 2014.
  • Keynote address: “Hunting, Fishing, and Environmental Virtue: Reconnecting Sportsmanship and Conservation.” Fish and Wildlife Meeting 2014 of Province of Alberta biologists and administrators, Canmore, Alberta, April 22–24, 2014.
  • “Building an Ecological Conscience” Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum meeting, Corvallis, OR, October, 2013.


  • John H. Daniels fellowship on the connections between sportsmanship and conservation at the National Sporting Library and Museum, Middleburg, VA, spring semester, 2014.
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