Steve Gardiner is Professor of Philosophy and Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of the Human Dimensions of the Environment at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he is also Director of the Program on Ethics. His research focuses on global environmental problems, future generations and virtue ethics.

Steve is the author of A Perfect Moral Storm (Oxford, 2011), and co-author of Debating Climate Ethics (Oxford, 2016) and Dialogues on Climate Justice (Routledge, in press). He is also the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Intergenerational Ethics (Oxford, in press) and Virtue Ethics, Old and New (Cornell, 2005), and co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics (Oxford, 2016), The Ethics of “Geoengineering” the Global Climate: Justice, Legitimacy and Governance (Routledge, 2020), and Climate Ethics: Essential Readings (Oxford, 2010).

Steve has published more than fifty articles and book chapters, including in leading journals such as: Climatic ChangeEnvironmental Ethics; Ethics; Ethics and International Affairs; Ethics, Policy & the Environment; Journal of Political Philosophy; Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy; and Philosophy and Public Affairs.

In 2021, he presented the Academy Lecture for Humanities and Social Sciences at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and the Alan Saunders Lecture in Public Ethics at the Australasian Association for Philosophy, which was broadcast nationally by Australian Public Radio.

Steve has held visiting fellowships at a number of institutions around the world, including the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Oxford University (UK – multiple), Princeton University, the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), the University of Melbourne (Australia), the University of Reading (UK), and the University of Sydney (Australia).