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Christopher J. Preston

Professor of Philosophy, The University of Montana

Dr. Christopher Preston is a professor of philosophy and a research fellow at the Program on Ethics and Public Affairs at the University of Montana He holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Oregon (Eugene, OR), an M.A. in environmental ethics from Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO), and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Durham in the UK.

Dr. Preston's areas of interest include: Environmental Ethics in the Anthropocene, Feminist Epistemology, and the ethics of emerging technologies

He has published a number of books and papers in value theory, environmental epistemology, the ethics of emerging technologies, and ecofeminism. HIs most recent book is The Synthetic Age: Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineering Our World (MIT Press, 2018). He has received research support from the US National Science Foundation, the Templeton Foundation, and the Kone Foundation.


  • –present
    Professor of Philosophy, The University of Montana


Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Ethics of the Anthropocene, Vrije University, The Netherlands 2016-17.