- Senior Global Futures Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
- Associate Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures
- Associate Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
C. Tyler DesRoches is Associate Professor of Sustainability and Human Well-Being at the School of Sustainability and Associate Professor of Philosophy at the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. He is also the President-Elect of International Network for Economic Method and a Project Director, Philosophy of Economics, at the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty. 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 a co-Founder of the Canadian Society for Environmental Philosophy. He has published articles in the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Ethics, Policy & Environment, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Sustainability Science, History of Political Economy, Philosophy, Theory, and Practice in Biology, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Environmental Values, Sustainability, and the Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Tyler's first book (edited with Byron Williston and Frank Jankunis) is entitled, Canadian Environmental Philosophy (2019). His second book, a monograph, is entitled, Sustainability without Sacrifice: A Philosophical Analysis of Human Well-Being and Consumption (under contract with Oxford University Press).
- 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
- sustainability science
- environmental philosophy
- applied ethics
- environmental business
- informal logic
- critical thinking
- environmental humanities
- Good Health and Well-Being
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. 2020. The preservation paradox and natural capital. Ecosystem Services 41:101058. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.101058. (link )
DesRoches, C. T. 2020. Value commitment, resolute choice, and the normative foundations of behavioural welfare economics. Journal of Applied Philosophy 37(4):562-577. DOI: 10.1111/japp.12418. (link )
Inkpen, S. A. and C. T. DesRoches. 2020. When ecology needs economics and economics needs ecology: Interdisciplinary exchange during the Anthropocene. Ethics, Policy & Environment 23(2):203-221. DOI: 10.1080/21550085.2020.1848182. (link )
Nagatsu, M., T. Davis, C. T. DesRoches, I. Koskinen, M. MacLeod, M. Stjanovic and H. Thoren. 2020. Philosophy of science for sustainability science. Sustainability Science 15:1807-1817. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-020-00832-8. (link )
Pike, K. R. and C. T. DesRoches. 2020. Virtual consumption, sustainability and human well-being. Environmental Values 29(3):361-378. DOI: 10.3197/096327119X15678473650938. (link )
Vizcaino, M., M. Buman, C. T. DesRoches and C. Wharton. 2020. From TVs to tablets: The relation between device-specific screen time and health-related behaviors and characteristics. BMC Public Health 20:Art. 1295. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-020-09410-0. (link )
DesRoches, C. T. 2019. On the concept and conservation of critical natural capital. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 32(3-4):207-228. DOI: 10.1080/02698595.2020.1788347. (link )
DesRoches, C. T. 2019. Some truths don't matter: the case of strong sustainability. Ethics, Policy & Environment 22(2):184-196. DOI: 10.1080/21550085.2019.1625543. (link )
Inkpen, S. A. and C. T. DesRoches. 2019. Revamping the image of science for the Anthropocene. Philiosophy, Theory, and Practice in Biology 11(3):. DOI: 10.3998/ptpbio.16039257.0011.003. (link )
DesRoches, C. T. 2018. What is natural about natural capital during the Anthropocene. Sustainability 10(3):806. DOI: 10.3390/su10030806. (link )
Bartha, P. and C. T. DesRoches. 2017. The relatively infinite value of the environment. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 95(2):328-353. DOI: 10.1080/00048402.2016.1182196. (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., F. Jankunis and B. Williston eds. 2019. Canadian Environmental Philosophy. McGill-Queen's University Press. ISBN: 9780773556676.
DesRoches, C. T. On the concept of sustainablity. In: Williston, B. ed., Environmental Ethics for Canadians 3nd Edition . Oxford University Press.
DesRoches, C. T. 2019. Water rights and moral limits to water markets. Pp. 217-233 In: DesRoches, C. T., F. Jankunis and B. Williston eds., Canadian Environmental Philiosophy. McGill-Queen's University Press. ISBN: 978-0773556669.
DesRoches, C. T., F. Jankunis and B. Williston. 2019. Introduction: Situating environmental policy in Canada. Pp. 3-15 In: DesRoches, C. T., F. Jankunis and B. Williston eds., Canadian Environmental Policy. McGill-Queen's University Press. ISBN: 978-0773556669.
DesRoches, C. T. 2018. On the historical roots of natural capital in the writings of Carl Linnaeus. Pp. 103-117 In: Fiorito, L., S. Scheall and C. E. Suprinyak eds., Including a Symposium on Latin American Monetary Thought: Two Centuries in Search of Originality. Vol 36C. Emerald Publishing Limited. ISBN: 978-1-78756-432-9.
Peter, B., C. T. DesRoches, T. Mogus, S. Wang and B. Wilson. 2007. From the other side of the ledger: The industrial benefits of wildland fire management in Canada. Pp. 69-75 In: Hirsch, K. G. and P. Fuglem eds., Canadian Wildland Fire Strategy: Background, Syntheses, Analyses and Perspectives. Canadian Council of Forest Ministers.
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 )