Albert Borgmann Fund in Environmental Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that an anonymous donor has donated funds to create the Albert Borgmann fund for Environmental Ethics. A small amount of money is available each year to support field trips, student travel to conferences, and other activities that promote the program.  

Borgmann is Regents Professor of Philosophy at the University of Montana.  He has been teaching in the Deparmtent of Philosophy since 1970, and specializes in philosophy of society and culture.  Of the fund that bears his name, he writes,

"A while ago, the Philosophy Department generously and unanimously decided to focus the MA Program on Environmental Philosophy. Chris Comer, Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences, has vigorously supported the decision.

The Program has been very successful. We’ve had wonderful graduates who have finished on time and gone on to law schools, to Ph.D. programs, and, most important, to public interest work.

There is of course room for further support to give the Program greater publicity, to send students to conferences, to bring in speakers, to acquire teaching and research materials, and more.  That’s the purpose of Fund.

I’m grateful to the founder and donor of the Fund."