John Nolt is Professor in the Department of Philosophy, specializing in environmental ethics and philosophical logic. He has published several books and many articles in each of these areas. He has been an environmental activist for many years and currently chairs UTK’s Committee on the Campus Environment, which is developing its second environmental progress report for the campus. In 2006 Dr. Nolt received a $25,000 Rebuild America Grant from U.S. Department of Energy assistance in creating UTK’s 25-year Energy Plan. In 2008 he chaired the organizing committee of an international conference on Energy and Responsibility that was held in Knoxville. In 2008-9 he was President of the UTK Faculty Senate, and in 2009-10 he was President of Tennessee University Faculty Senates. His wife, Annette Mendola, is a lecturer in the Philosophy Department. Together they aim to live sustainably. Dr. Nolt grows much of his family’s food in organic gardens, commutes to work by bike and mows his lawn with a scythe.
What Have We Done? The Foundation for Global Sustainability's State of Bioregion Report for the Upper Tennessee Valley and Southern Appalachian Mountains (1997)
Greenhouse Gas Emission and the Domination of Posterity, The Ethics of Global Climate Change (2010)
Sustainability and Hope, Sustainability Ethics: 5 Questions (2010)
The Evolution of Land Use Ethics and Resource Management: Coming Full Circle (with John Peine), Ecosystem Management for Sustainability: Principles and Practices as Illustrated by a Regional Biosphere Cooperative (1998)
Dilemmas of the Inductive/Deductive Distinction, Argumentation: Perspective and Approaches (1987)
Free Logic, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2010)
Classical logic requires each singular term to denote an object in the domain of quantification—an...
Hope, Self-Transcendence and Environmental Ethics, Inquiry (2010)
Environmental ethicists often hold that organisms, species, ecosystems, and the like have goods of their...
Truth as an Epistemic Ideal, Journal of Philosophical Logic (2008)
Several philosophers—including C. S. Peirce, William James, Hilary Putnam and Crispin Wright—have proposed various versions...
Why Nietzsche Embraced Eternal Recurrence, History of European Ideas (2008)
Nietzsche's embrace of the idea of eternal recurrence has long puzzled readers, both because the...
Reference and Perspective in Intuitionistic Logic, Journal of Logic, Language and Information (2007)
What an intuitionist may refer to with respect to a given epistemic state depends not...