Moral Philosophy and Ethics: right and wrong in Geography

Progress in Human Geography / Progress in Physical Geography Resources

Please note the first three articles per chapter have been provided open access, all other links require journal subscription access which may be available through your university.

Barnett, C. (2010) ‘Geography and ethics: justice unbound’, Progress in Human Geography 35 (2): 246‒55.

Barnett, C. (2011) ‘Geography and ethics: placing life in the space of reasons’, Progress in Human Geography 36 (3): 379‒88.

Blomley, C. (2007) ‘Critical geography: anger and hope’, Progress in Human Geography 31 (1): 53‒65.

Cook, I. (2006) ‘Geographies of food: following’, Progress in Human Geography 30 (5): 655‒66.

Dyer, D. and Demeritt, D. (2008) ‘Un-ethical review? Why it is wrong to apply the medical model of research governance to human geography’, Progress in Human Geography 33 (1): 46‒64.

Hulme, M. (2012) ‘Climate change: climate engineering through stratospheric aerosol injection’, Progress in Physical Geography 36 (5): 694‒705. doi: 10.1177/0309133312456414.

Popke, J. (2003) ‘Poststructuralist ethics: subjectivity, responsibility and the space of community’,  Progress in Human Geography 27 (3): 298‒316.

Popke, J. (2009) ‘Geography and ethics: non-representational encounters, collective responsibility and economic difference’, Progress in Human Geography 33 (1): 81‒90.

Smith, D.M. (1997) ‘Geography and ethics: a moral turn?’ Progress in Human Geography 21 (4): 583‒90.

Smith, D.M. (1998) ‘How far should we care? On the spatial scope of beneficence’, Progress in Human Geography 22 (1): 15‒38.

Smith, D.M. (1999) ‘Geography and ethics: how far should we go?’  Progress in Human Geography 23 (1): 119‒25.

Smith, D.M. (2000) ‘Moral progress in human geography: transcending the place of good fortune’, Progress in Human Geography 24 (1): 1‒18.

Smith, D.M. (2001) ‘Geography and ethics: progress, or more of the same?’ Progress in Human Geography 25 (2): 261‒8.

Wilcock, D., Brierley, G. and Howitt, R. (2013) ‘Ethnogeomorphology’, Progress in Physical Geography 37 (5): 573‒600. doi:10.1177/0309133313483164.

Article & notes for exercise(s)

Other resources

Caitlin, C., Sultana, F. and Pain, R. (eds) (2007) ‘Special Thematic Issue: Participatory Ethics’, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 6 (3).

Brennan, A. and Lo, Y.-S. (2011) ‘Environmental Ethics’, in Zalta, E.N., The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2011 edition).

Follow the Things:

Hursthouse, R. (2013) ‘Virtue Ethics’, in E.N. Zalta (ed.) The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2013 Edition).

Tong, R. and Williams, N. (2011) ‘Feminist Ethics’, in E.N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2011 Edition),

Wohling, M. (2009) ‘The problem of scale in indigenous knowledge: a perspective from northern Australia. Ecology and Society 14 (1): 1 [online].

Links to research ethics guidance/requirements:

Association for American Geographers (2009) Statement of Professional Ethics

Economic and Social Research Council (2012) Framework for Research Ethics 2010 Updated September 2012

Resources for Research Ethics Education

Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) (2006) Research Ethics and a Code of Practice.