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David Henderson

Philosophy and Religion Department
Assistant Professor

Phone: 828-227-2939
Office Address: Stillwell Building, Room 232
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  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • M.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • B.A., Liberal Arts, Bryan College, Dayton, TN

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • "Bugbee’s Wilderness: Metaphysical and Montanan,” The Pluralist 8.3 (Fall 2013): 46-54
  • Entry on the " Philosophy of American Wilderness" in The International Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  • “The Possibility of Managing for Wilderness,” Environmental Ethics 31 (Winter 2009): 413-429.
  • “Evangelicals are Conservationists.” Conservation Biology. 19:6. (December 2005): 1687-1688.
  • "Wilderness: The History and Significance of an American Idea," Center for Life Enrichment public lecture. July 22, 2014. Highlands, North Carolina.
  • “Is it Possible to Manage Wilderness?” Biology Department Paul Burton Seminar Series. January 23, 2009. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina.
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