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Blake Francis

Blake Francis is a Phd Candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Stanford University. His research interests include political philosophy and environmental ethics. He is currently working on a dissertation on climate change ethics, which examines, among other things, how to make trade offs between preventing the harms of climate change and the social benefits provided by fossil-fuel use in energy, agriculture, and transportation. He received an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Montana, where he also conducted research in the Department of Forestry and Conservation. Prior to pursuing graduate work, Blake had a career in wilderness management and trail construction with the US Forest Service in Arizona and Alaska.

 
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 Ethicists, economists, and others have developed a set of useful tools for deciding what to do when economic, environmental, and social values conflict. 

Mark Budolfson Blake Francis Hyunseop Kim Debra Satz