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Peter Denton

Peter Denton

Writer, speaker and ethicist, Peter Denton has spent thirty years exploring the social and cultural dimensions of science and technology. He applies interdisciplinary expertise to a wide range of everyday problems, looking for ways to empower people toward creating a global society that is sustainable in all its aspects. He teaches ethics and sustainability at Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology in Winnipeg and at the University of Manitoba, where he is also Research Associate at the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics and Research Fellow at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies. He is Associate Professor of History at the Royal Military College of Canada and an ordained minister of the United Church of Canada. His fourth and most recent book is Gift Ecology: Reimagining a Sustainable World (Rocky Mountain Books, 2012). He edited Believers in the Battlespace: Religion, Ideology and War (CDA Press, 2011); co-edited (with Sal Restivo) Battleground: Science and Technology (2 vols., Greenwood, 2008); and is the author of The ABC of Armageddon: Bertrand Russell on Science, Religion and the Next War, 1919–1938 (SUNY, 2001). He is also a regular contributor to the Canadian Military Journal and to Essays in Philosophy. He holds a Ph.D. in Religion and the Social Sciences (McMaster) along with graduate degrees in English (UNB); the history and philosophy of science and technology (IHPST, Toronto); and theology (Knox, Toronto).

pdenton@rrc.ca Twitter: @green_ethics

Articles Posted by Peter Denton

Making Time for the Planet

I don’t have enough time. Every day begins and ends with that feeling, from which there is never the escape afforded by completing what you More...

Is Anybody Home?

When Hurricane Sandy came to Capitol Hill, there was nobody home. After the hurricane subsided, however, the metaphor of the moment I took the picture More...

Getting there from here

Reading the final document from the Rio+20 conference together with the Earth Charter leaves me with a sense of disquiet. Both are eloquent statements of More...

How big is enough?

The recent death of Neil Armstrong, the first human to set foot on the moon, unleashed a flood of reminiscences about Apollo 11 and moon More...

Power and Dominion Beach

Dominion Beach.  The picture captured it all. On the headland in the distance, there was the largest coal-fired generating plant in Cape Breton, spewing steam More...