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Dr. William Throop
Dr. Bill Throop specializes in environmental ethics, theory of knowledge and educational philosophy. Trained in philosophy of science and epistemology at Brown University, his approach to environmental issues emphasizes analysis and argument. His interests are broad ranging, as are the sources on which he draws for his research and teaching. In his twenty-five years at small value-oriented liberal arts colleges, he has taught courses on topics ranging from the philosophy of mind to the nature of community, from value theory to eastern philosophy. His current research focuses on wilderness preservation, the ethics of ecological restoration and education for sustainability. Much of this work grows out of a longer-term project of developing a detailed ethic that can adequately guide land use policy. In addition to teaching catalog courses such as Environmental Ethics and Philosophy of Science, Dr. Throop has co-taught a wide range of interdisciplinary courses, including a fifteen credit block course, The Northern Forest, a nine-credit course on Wilderness in Vermont, and smaller block courses, such as Renewing Civil Society, Philosophy of Education, and The Promise and Perils of Biotechnology. He enjoys working closely with faculty members from other disciplines and with students. He is currently working with a student on a project called “The Tower and the Garden: The Role of the University in Sustainable Urban Development”.