Books, Articles & Chapters

Books (Research-based, Single-authored Monographs)

2. Shane Epting. 2021. Saving Cities: A Taxonomy of Urban Technologies. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. 

1. Shane Epting. 2021. The Morality of Urban Mobility: Technology and Philosophy of the City, featuring a forward by Lewis R. Gordon. London: Rowman and Littlefield. 


Refereed Journal Articles 


25. Shane Epting. 2022 (forthcoming). People Love Cities—but do Cities Love them Back?, East Asian Journal of Philosophy.

24. Shane Epting. 2021. On Municipalities as Technologies, Philosophy & Technology, Vol. 34, No. 4. pp. 863-873.


23. Shane Epting. 2021. Vulnerable Groups, Virtual Cities, and Social Isolation, Technology in Society Vol. 67, 101711. 


22. Shane Epting. 2021. Danger in the Rocks? Thinking through Land Use and Naturally-Occurring Asbestos with Structural Ethics, Ethics and the Environment Vol. 26, No. 1. pp. 85-104. 


21. Shane Epting. 2021. The United States Department of Sustainability: Its Purpose and Moral Underpinnings, Sustainability and Climate Change Vol 14, No. 2. pp. 1-8. 


20. Shane Epting. 2021. Urban Infrastructure and the Problem of Moral Praise, Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology Vol. 25, No. 1., pp. 112–129. 


19. Shane Epting. 2021. Ethical Requirements for Transport Systems with Automated Buses, Technology in Society Vol. 64, 101508. 


18. Shane Epting (first author) and David Beisecker (second author). 2020. Bicycle Infrastructure in Las Vegas: A “Thought Experiment,” Public Philosophy Journal Vol. 3, No. 2. 


17. Shane Epting. 2020. Infrastructure, Urban Sprawl, and Naturally-Occurring Asbestos: An Ontological Thought Model for Wicked and Saving Technologies, Open Philosophy Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-11. 


16. Shane Epting. 2020. Unjust Food Systems and Applied Mereology, Argumenta – Journal of Analytic Philosophy Vol. 10, No.1, pp. 199-213.

15. Shane Epting. 2020. Participatory Budgeting for Environmental Justice, Ethics, Policy & Environment Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 22-36. 


14. Shane Epting. 2020. Affordable Housing in Regions with Naturally-Occurring Asbestos, Environmental Justice, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 15-20. 


13. Shane Epting. 2019. Automated Vehicles and Transportation Justice, Philosophy & Technology, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 389–403. 


12. Shane Epting. 2019. Transportation Planning for Automated Vehicles—Or Automated Vehicles for Transportation Planning?, Essays in Philosophy, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 189-205. 


11. Shane Epting. 2018. Cohousing, Environmental Justice, and Urban Sustainability, Environmental Ethics, Vol. 40, No 2. pp. 39-56. 


10. Shane Epting. 2018. Advancing Food Sovereignty through Interrogating the Question: What Is Food Sovereignty?, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Vol. 31, No. 5, pp. 593-604.  


9. Shane Epting. 2017. The Peñalosa Principle of Transportation Democracy: Lessons from Bogotá on the Morality of Urban Mobility, Science and Engineering Ethics, Vol. 23, No. 6, pp. 1086-1096. 


8. Shane Epting. 2017. On Moral Prioritization in Environmental Ethics: Weak Anthropocentrism for the City, Environmental Ethics, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 131-146. 


7. Shane Epting. 2016. A Different Trolley Problem: The Limits of Environmental Justice and the Promise of Complex Moral Assessments for Transportation Infrastructure, Science and Engineering Ethics, Vol. 22, No. 6, pp. 1781–1795. 


6. Shane Epting. 2016. Participatory Budgeting and Vertical Agriculture: A Thought Experiment in Food System Reform, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Vol. 29, No. 5, pp. 737-748.  


5. Shane Epting. 2016. An Applied Mereology of the City: Unifying Science and Philosophy for Urban Planning, Science and Engineering Ethics, Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 1361–1374. 


4. Shane Epting. 2016. Intra-disciplinary Research as Progress in Philosophy: Lessons from Philosophy of the City, Philosophia, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 101-111. 


3. Shane Epting. 2016. The Moral Dimensions of Infrastructure, Science and Engineering Ethics, Vol. 22, No.2. pp. 435–449.

2. Shane Epting. 2015. The Limits of Environmental Remediation Protocols for Environmental Justice. Cases: Lessons from Vieques, Puerto Rico, Contemporary Justice Review: Issues in Criminal, Social, and Restorative Justice Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 352-365. 

1. Shane Epting. 2010. Questioning Technology’s Role in Environmental Ethics: Weak Anthropocentrism Revisited, Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 18-26.  

Book Chapters 


3. Shane Epting. Automated Vehicles and Environmental Justice: Addressing the Challenges Ahead, in D. Michelfelder. Test-Driving the Future: Autonomous Vehicles and the Ethics of Technological Change. London: Rowman & Littlefield International (forthcoming). 


2. Shane Epting. 2019. Philosophy of the City and Transportation Justice, in S. Noll, J. Biehl, and S. Meagher (Eds.), The Routledge Philosophy of the City Handbook. New York: Routledge.


1. Shane Epting. 2017.  Introduction to Food Justice and the Built Environment, in I. Werkheiser and Z. Piso (Eds.), Food Justice in US and Global Contexts: Bringing Theory and Practice Together. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 89-93