IIS Research Associates: Dr. C. Tyler DesRoches

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Dr. C. Tyler DesRoches

Associate Professor, Sustainability and Human Well-Being
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona, USA

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C. Tyler DesRoches is Associate Professor of Sustainability and Human Well-Being and
Associate Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University. His areas of specialization
include the history and philosophy of economics, environmental philosophy, sustainability, and human well-being. He is co-founder of the Canadian Society for Environmental Philosophy and co-editor of Canadian Environmental Philosophy (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019). Much of Tyler’s research has focused on the nature of interdisciplinary science during the Anthropocene, with a special focus on Ecological Economics and Island Biogeography.
Tyler was born and raised on Prince Edward Island and, for years, lived on Vancouver Island. His Acadian roots in the Maritimes reach back to Michel Richard (1657-1690) of Port Royale. Following Le Grand Dérangement, Tyler’s Acadian ancestors established themselves in Mont-Carmel, Prince Edward Island, a small village that Tyler and his family call home during the summer months. Tyler has a growing research interest in the Acadians of Prince Edward Island and their historical friendship with the Mi’kmaq.


Modeling the precautionary principle with lexical utilities
Paul Bartha & C. Tyler DesRoches
Synthese, Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-021-03179-4

Does environmental science crowd out non-epistemic values?
Kinley Gillette, , S. Andrew Inkpen, & C. Tyler DesRoches
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 87, 81–92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsa.2021.01.008

Value Commitment, Resolute Choice, and the Normative Foundations of Behavioural Welfare Economics
C. Tyler DesRoches
Journal of Applied Philosophy, 37(4), 562–577. https://philpapers.org/rec/DESVCR

The preservation paradox and natural capital
C. Tyler DesRoches
Ecosystem Services, 41, 101058. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.101058

When Ecology Needs Economics and Economics Needs Ecology: Interdisciplinary Exchange during the Anthropocene
S. Andrew Inkpen & C. Tyler DesRoches
Ethics, Policy & Environment, 23(2), 203–221. http://doi.org/10.1080/21550085.2020.1848182

Canadian Environmental Philosophy
Edited by C. Tyler DesRoches, Frank Jankunis, and Byron Williston
McGill-Queen’s University Press | 2019

Canadian Environmental Philosophy is the first collection of essays to take up theoretical and practical issues in environmental philosophy today, from a Canadian perspective. The essays cover various subjects, including ecological nationalism, the legacy of Grey Owl, the meaning of “outside” to Canadians, the paradigm shift from mechanism to ecology in our understanding of nature, the meaning and significance of the Anthropocene, the challenges of biodiversity protection in Canada, the conservation status of crossbred species in the age of climate change, and the moral status of ecosystems. This wide range of topics is as diverse and challenging as the Canadian landscape itself.
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