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Tyler DesRoches

Tyler DesRoches

Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


  • Senior Global Futures Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures
  • Assistant Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Faculty, Barrett Honors College


Tyler DesRoches is an assistant professor at the School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, where he teaches several courses, including Human Well-Being & Sustainability (SOS 591), Justice, Equity & Sustainability (SOS 310), and History & Philosophy of Sustainability (SOS 309). 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 has published articles in the Australasian Journal of PhilosophyEthics, Policy & EnvironmentHistory of Political Economy, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, and the Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Currently, Tyler is preparing two books: the first is a co-edited volume on environmental philosophy and the second is a monograph on the topic of human well-being and sustainability.


  • PhD, Philosophy, University of British Columbia, 2015
  • MA (cum laude), Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University-Rotterdam, 2009
  • MA, Economics, University of Victoria, 2004
  • BComm (honours), Economics, Saint Mary's University, 2002


Journal Articles


Bethem, J., G. Frigo, S. Biswas, C. T. DesRoches and M. J. Pasqualetti. 2020. Energy decisions within an applied ethics framework: An analysis of five recent controversies. Energy, Sustainability and Society 10:Art. 29. DOI: 10.1186/s13705-020-00261-6. (link )


DesRoches, C. T. 2014. On Aristotle's natural limt. History of Political Economy 46(3):387-407. DOI: 10.1215/00182702-2796197. (link )


DesRoches, C. T. 2013. The oeconomy of nature: An interview with Margaret Schabas. Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 6(2):66-77. (link )


DesRoches, C. T. 2009. Cambridge social ontology: An interview with Tony Lawson. Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 2(1):100-122. (link )


DesRoches, C. T., L. Mireles-Flores and T. Wells. 2008. Welcome to the inaugural issue of EJPE. Erasmus Journal for Philosophy of Economics 1(1):i-x. (link )

Rutherford, M. and C. T. DesRoches. 2008. The institutionalist reaction to Keynesian economics. Journal of the History of Economic Thought 30:29-48. DOI: 10.1017/S1042771608000033. (link )


DesRoches, C. T. 2007. Policy advise for public participation in British Columbia forest management. The Forestry Chronicle 83(5):672-681. DOI: 10.5558/tfc83672-5. (link )

Wang, S., C. T. DesRoches, L. Sun, B. Stennes, B. Wilson and G. C. van Kooten. 2007. Linking forests and economic well-being: A four-quadrant approach. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37(10):1821-1831. DOI: 10.1139/X07-044. (link )



DesRoches, C. T. and P. Bartha. 2015. The relatively infinite value of nature. Presentation at the 15th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosopy of Science, August 3-8. 2015, Helsinki. (link )

DesRoches, C. T. and P. Bartha. 2015. The relatively infinite value of the environment. Presentation at the International Network for Economic Method, November 19-22, 2015, Cape Town, South Africa. (link )


DesRoches, C. T. 2014. Economics and basic ecological goods. Presentation at the Twenty-Fourth Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, November 6-9, 2014, Chicago, Illinois. (link )