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Tyler DesRoches

Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5502
Senior Global Futures Scholar
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5502
Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5502
Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5502
Biography: 

​​C. Tyler DesRoches is Assistant Professor of Sustainability and Human Well-Being at the School of Sustainability and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. He is also the President-Elect of International Network for Economic Method and a Project Director, Philosophy of Economics, at the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty. Tyler has a PhD in philosophy from the University of British Columbia and his areas of specialization include the history and philosophy of economics, human well-being and sustainability. Formerly, Tyler was a Forest Economist with Natural Resources Canada and a Sessional Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia. He is a Founding Editor of the Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics and a co-Founder of the Canadian Society for Environmental Philosophy. He has published articles in the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Ethics, Policy & Environment, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Sustainability Science, History of Political Economy, Philosophy, Theory, and Practice in Biology, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Environmental Values, Sustainability, and the Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Tyler's first book (edited with Byron Williston and Frank Jankunis) is entitled, Canadian Environmental Philosophy (2019). His second book, a monograph, is entitled, Sustainability without Sacrifice: A Philosophical Analysis of Human Well-Being and Consumption (under contract with Oxford University Press).​

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Philosophy, University of British Columbia, Canada 2015
  • M.A. Philosophy and Economics  (Cum Laude), Erasmus University-Rotterdam, Netherlands 2009
  • M.A. Economics, University of Victoria, Canada 2004
  • B.Comm. Economics (honors), Saint Mary's University 2002
Research Interests: 

Trained as a philosopher and economist, I am a sustainability scholar whose interdisciplinary research focuses on the relation between sustainability and human well-being. In general, I approach this topic as a philosophically informed social scientist. As the only humanities faculty member with a tenure home at the School of Sustainability, my unique role is to help bridge the gap between sustainability science and the humanities. To perform this role, my research consists of an independent research agenda on sustainability and well-being, and I also have several on-going collaborative research projects on cognate topics, such as health & well-being, energy & well-being, food & well-being, environmental philosophy, and the nature of interdisciplinary science during the Anthropocene. My collaborators, at ASU and beyond, come from a wide range of disciplines, including ecology, engineering, mathematics, environmental history, history and philosophy of science, and environmental philosophy.

Publications: 

Books

1.  DesRoches, C. Tyler, Frank Jankunis, and Byron Williston (Eds). 2019. Canadian Environmental Philosophy. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press.  https://www.mqup.ca/canadian-environmental-philosophy-products-9780773556676.php

Journal Articles and Chapters

22.  Inkpen, S. Andrew and C. Tyler DesRoches. In Press. “When Ecology Needs Economics and Economics Needs Ecology: Interdisciplinary Exchange during the Anthropocene.” Ethics, Policy & Environment

21.  DesRoches, C. Tyler. In Press. “On the Concept of Sustainability.” In B. Williston (Ed.), Environmental Ethics for Canadians (3rd Ed.), Oxford University Press.\

20. Vizcaino, Maricarmen, Matthew Buman, C. Tyler DesRoches, and Christopher Wharton. In Press. “From TVs to Tablets: The Relation between Device-Specific Screen Time and Health-Related Behaviors and Characteristics.” BMC Public Health

19.  DesRoches, C. Tyler. 2020. “On the Concept and Conservation of Critical Natural Capital.” International Studies in the Philosophy of Sciencehttps://doi.org/10.1080/02698595.2020.178834

18.  Nagatsu, Michiru, Taylor Davis, C. Tyler DesRoches, Inkeri Koskinen, Miles MacLeod, Milutin Stojanovic, and Henrik Thorén. 2020. “Philosophy of Science for Sustainability Science.” Sustainability Sciencehttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-020-00832-8

17.  DesRoches, C. Tyler. 2020. “Value Commitment, Resolute Choice, and the Normative Foundations of Behavioural Welfare Economics.” Journal of Applied Philosophy 37 (4): 562-577. https://doi.org/10.1111/japp.12418

16.  DesRoches, C. Tyler. 2020. “The Preservation Paradox and Natural Capital.” Ecosystem Services: Science, Policy and Practice 41 101058. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.101058 (IF: 6.497 (5-year); acceptance rate: n/a)

15.  Pike, Kenneth R. and C. Tyler DesRoches. 2020. “Virtual Consumption, Sustainability, and Human Well-Being.” Environmental Values 29 (3): 361-378. https://doi.org/10.3197/096327119X15678473650938

​14. Vizcaino, Maricarmen, Matthew Buman, C. Tyler DesRoches, and Christopher Wharton. 2019. “Reliability of a New Measure to Assess Modern Screen Time in Adults.” BMC Public Health, 19: 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7745-6

13.  Inkpen, S. Andrew and C. Tyler DesRoches. 2019. “Revamping the Image of Science for the Anthropocene.” Philosophy, Theory and Practice in Biology. 11, no. 3: 1-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/ptpbio.16039257.0011.003

12. DesRoches, C. Tyler. 2019. “Some Truths Don’t Matter: The Case of Strong Sustainability.” Ethics, Policy & Environment 22, no. 2: 184-96. https://doi.org/10.1080/21550085.2019.1625543

11.  DesRoches, C. Tyler, Frank Jankunis, and Byron Williston. 2019. “Situating Environmental Philosophy in Canada.” In C.T DesRoches, F. Jankunis, and B. Williston (eds.), Canadian Environmental Philosophy, 3-15, Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press. https://philpapers.org/rec/DESSEP-4

10.  DesRoches, C. Tyler. 2019. “Water Rights and Moral Limits to Water Markets.” In C.T. DesRoches, F. Jankunis, and B. Williston (Eds.), Canadian Environmental Philosophy, 217-33, Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press. https://philpapers.org/rec/DESWRA-2

9.  DesRoches, C. Tyler, S. Andrew Inkpen, and Thomas L. Green. 2019. “The Eroding Artificial/Natural Distinction: Some Consequences for Ecology and Economics.” In M. Nagatsu & A. Ruzzene (eds.), Contemporary Philosophy and Social Science: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, 39-57, Bloomsbury Publishing, London: UK. https://philpapers.org/rec/DESTEA-9

8.  DesRoches, C. Tyler. 2018. “On the Historical Roots of Natural Capital in the Writings of Carl Linnaeus.” Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology 36C: 103-17. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0743-41542018000036C006

7.  DesRoches, C. Tyler. 2018. “What is Natural about Natural Capital during the Anthropocene?” Sustainability 3, no. 10: 806. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030806

6.  Bartha, Paul and C. Tyler DesRoches. 2017. “The Relatively Infinite Value of the Environment.” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 95, no.2: 328-53. https://doi.org/10.1080/00048402.2016.1182196

5.  DesRoches, C. Tyler. 2014. “On Aristotle’s Natural Limit.” History of Political Economy 46, no. 3: 387-407. https://doi.org/10.1215/00182702-2796197

4.  Rutherford, Malcolm and C. Tyler DesRoches. 2008. “The Institutionalist Reaction to Keynesian Economics.” Journal of the History of Economic Thought 30, no. 1: 29-48. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1042771608000033

3.  DesRoches, C. Tyler. 2007. “Policy Advice for Public Participation in British Columbia Forest Management.” The Forestry Chronicle 83, no. 5: 672-81.  https://doi.org/10.5558/tfc83672-5

2.  Wang, Sen, C. Tyler DesRoches, Lili Sun, Brad Stennes, and G. Cornelius van Kooten. 2007. “Linking Forests and Economic Well-Being: A Four-Quadrant Approach.” Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37, no. 10: 1821-31. https://doi.org/10.1139/X07-044

1. Bryan Peter, C. Tyler DesRoches, Tony Mogus, Sen Wang, and Bill Wilson. “From the Other Side of the Ledger: The Industrial Benefits of Wildland Fire Management in Canada.” 2007. In K.G. Hirsch and P. Fuglem (eds.), Canadian Wildland Fire Strategy: Background, Syntheses, Analyses and Perspectives, 69-75, Canadian Council of Forest Ministers. https://www.ccfm.org/pdf/cwfs_Analysis_EN_web.pdf

Other Peer-Reviewed (Short Communication)

1.  Bethem, Jacob, Giovanni Frigo, Saurabh Biswas, C. Tyler DesRoches, Martin Pasqualetti. 2020. “Energy Decisions within an Applied Ethics Framework: An Analysis of Five Recent Controversies.” Energy, Sustainability and Society 10:29 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13705-020-00261-6

Edited Special Issues (Peer-Reviewed Journals)

1. DesRoches, C. Tyler and Antoine Missemer (Eds). 2020. “History and Philosophy of Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services.” Ecosystem Services: Science, Policy and Practice https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/ecosystem-services/special-issue/10MD1DTRC2B

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

Book Reviews

3.   DesRoches, C. Tyler. In Press. “Time and the Generations: Population Ethics for a Diminishing Planet,” by Partha Dasgupta. Environmental Ethics

2.   DesRoches, C. Tyler. 2019. “Economics, Ethics, and Ancient Thought: Towards a Virtuous Public Policy,” by Donald G. Richards. History of Political Economy 51, no. 2: 385-7. https://doi.org/10.1215/00182702-7368980

1.   DesRoches, C. Tyler. 2009. “Revitalizing Causality: Realism about Causality in Philosophy and Social Science,” by R. Groff (ed.), Journal of Economic Methodology 16, no. 4: 426-31. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501780902943707

Interviews, Introductions, and PhD Thesis Summary

5.   DesRochesC. Tyler and Antoine Missemer. 2020. “History and Philosophy of Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services.” Ecosystem Services: Science, Policy and Practicehttps://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/ecosystem-services/special-issue/10MD1DTRC2B

4.   DesRoches, C. Tyler, Luis Mireles-Flores, and Thomas Wells. 2008. “Welcome to the Inaugural Issue of EJPE.” Erasmus Journal for Philosophy of Economics 1, no. 1: i-x. https://doi.org/10.23941/ejpe.v1i1.17

3.   DesRoches, C. Tyler. 2015. “The World as a Garden: A Philosophical Analysis of Natural Capital in Economics.” PhD Thesis Summary, Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 8, no. 2: 121-3. https://doi.org/10.23941/ejpe.v8i2.207

2.   DesRoches, C. Tyler. 2013. “The Oeconomy of Nature: An Interview with Margaret Schabas.” Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 6, no. 2: 66-77. https://doi.org/10.23941/ejpe.v6i2.134

1. DesRoches, C. Tyler, and Clemens Hirsch. 2009. “Cambridge Social Ontology: An Interview with Tony Lawson.” Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 2, no. 1: 100-22. https://doi.org/10.23941/ejpe.v2i1.26

 

Summer 2021
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SOS 310Equity, Justice & Sustainblity
SOS 484Internship
SOS 596Capstone: Scientific Paper
Spring 2021
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SOS 310Equity, Justice & Sustainblity
SOS 792Research
SOS 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
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SOS 494Special Topics
SOS 591Seminar
PHI 591Seminar
HPS 591Seminar
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 310Equity, Justice & Sustainblity
SOS 484Internship
SOS 596Capstone: Scientific Paper
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 310Equity, Justice & Sustainblity
SOS 394Special Topics
SOS 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 591Seminar
PHI 591Seminar
HPS 591Seminar
Summer 2019
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SOS 596Capstone: Scientific Paper
Spring 2019
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SOS 310Equity, Justice & Sustainblity
SOS 394Special Topics
SOS 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
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PHI 394Special Topics
SOS 394Special Topics
SOS 792Research
SOS 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 310Equity, Justice & Sustainblity
SOS 596Capstone: Scientific Paper
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 310Equity, Justice & Sustainblity
PHI 591Seminar
SOS 591Seminar
HPS 591Seminar
SOS 790Reading and Conference
SOS 792Research
Fall 2017
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SOS 792Research
Summer 2017
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SOS 310Equity, Justice & Sustainblity
Spring 2017
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HST 308Hist & Phil of Sustainability
SOS 309Hist & Phil of Sustainability
PHI 322Hist & Phil of Sustainability