Michael Fox

Michael Fox

Professor Emeritus


Arts and Science

  • BA, Cornell University
  • MA, University of Toronto
  • PhD, University of Toronto
Specializations / Research Interests

Nineteenth-Century European Philosophy, Existentialism, Philosophy of Peace, Cultural Studies, Environmental Philosophy

University of New England Faculty Profile

  • Home: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. (Translated into Simplified Chinese & Vietnamese.)
  • Understanding Peace: A Comprehensive Introduction. New York: Routledge, 2014.
  • The Remarkable Existentialists. Amherst, NY: Humanity/Prometheus Books, 2009.
  • The Accessible Hegel. Amherst, NY: Humanity/Prometheus Books, 2005.
  • Deep Vegetarianism. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1999. (Translated into Chinese & Simplified Chinese.) 
  • The Case for Animal Experimentation: An Evolutionary and Ethical Perspective. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1986; paperback ed., 1988.
Edited Collections
  • Nuclear War: Philosophical Perspectives. (Co-Editor, contributor.) New York: Peter Lang, 1985; 2nd ed., 1987.
  • Schopenhauer: His Philosophical Achievement. (Editor, contributor.) Brighton, Sussex: Harvester Press; Totowa, NJ: Barnes & Noble, 1980.
Selected Journal Articles
  • “The Ideology of Meat-Eating.” Harvard Review of Philosophy 25 (2018) (Special topic - “Animals: Ethics, Agency, Culture”): 37-49. (Invited contribution.)
  • “Homespun Thoughts.”  PAN (Philosophy, Activism, Nature) 12 (2016): 45-50. http://www.panjournal.net. (Invited contribution.)
  • “A Science of Intentional Change and the Prospects for a Culture of Peace.” Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37 (2014): 423-424.
  • “Childhood and the Environment in The Little Prince.” (Co-authored with Elizabeth Hale.)  Dalhousie Review, 93 (2013): 289-303.
  • “Thinking about Peace Today.” Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare 38 (2011): 15-36.
  • “Compassion and Peace.” Philosophy Now #80 (August/September 2010): 28-29.
  • “Eating Our Way to a Better Future.” Island (Tasmania) #114 (Spring 2008): 38-44.
  • “A New Look at Personal Identity.” Philosophy Now #62 (July/August 2007): 10-11. Reprinted in Café Philosophy (Auckland), November/December 2007: 6-7. Reprinted in Philosophy Now Bookazine #2 (2018): The Ultimate Guide to Metaphysics, pp. 41-43.
Selected Chapters in Books
  • “The Vegetarian Imperative.” Ethics in Practice: An Anthology. 5th ed. Ed. Hugh LaFollette. Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell, 2020. Pp. 207-216. (Invited contribution.)
  • “Nonviolence and Pacifism in the Long Nineteenth Century.” The Routledge Handbook of Pacifism and Nonviolence. Ed. Andrew Fiala. New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. 15-29. (Invited contribution.)
  • “Rethinking the Value of Water: Stewardship, Sustainability, and a Better Future.” Water Policy, Imagination and Innovation: Interdisciplinary Approaches. Ed. Robyn Bartel, Louise Noble, Jacqueline Williams and Stephen Harris. London: Routledge, 2018.  Pp. 113-126. (Invited contribution.)
  • “Relating to Animals in Space and Time: An Exercise in Moral Imagination.” Strangers to Nature: Animal Lives and Human Ethics. Ed. Gregory Zucker. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012.  Pp. 201-212. (Invited contribution.)

Over 100 in various journals

Selected Encyclopedia Entries
  • “Vegetarianism and Veganism.” International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Ed. Hugh LaFollette. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. Vol. 9, pp. 5310-5316. 2nd edition, 2021. (Invited contribution.) 
  • “Eastern Religions, Influences of.” Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism. Ed. Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood/ABC-CLIO, 2010. Pp. 87-89. (Invited contribution.)
Work in Progress
  • (Monograph) Fate and Life: Who’s Really in Charge?

Over 80 interviews and special features on TV, radio, and in print.