Adam Briggle

Adam Briggle

Associate Professor

Philosophy and Religion Studies

University of North Texas


Adam Briggle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas. His teaching and research interests are at the intersections of science, technology, ethics, and politics. He has published in many fields, including science policy, bioethics, environmental policy, philosophy of technology, and new media ethics. Prior to coming to UNT, he served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Philosophy Department at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. His PhD is in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Briggle’s current research is on the topic of fracking and takes the form of “field philosophy,” an approach to engaged scholarship that works directly with stakeholders struggling with real-world problems. Briggle has served as advisor and advocate for the City of Denton with regard to its policies for shale gas development. He has also published on this topic in several venues, including The Denton Record Chronicle, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Science Progress, Truthout, Slate, and The Guardian. He is currently working on a book on field philosophy and fracking for Liveright Press, a division of W.W. Norton.

Representative publications:

Briggle, A. 2010 A Rich Bioethics: Public Policy, Biotechnology, and the Kass Council Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.

Briggle, A. and C. Mitcham. 2012 Ethics and Science: An Introduction, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Brey, P., A. Briggle, and E. Spence. 2012 The Good Life in a Technological Age, London: Routledge.

Briggle, A. 2012 “It’s Time to Frack the Innovation System” Slate and reprinted in the Dallas Morning News