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From the editor
This special issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics is dedicated to Dr. Marilyn Holly, a colleague of mine in the University of Florida Philosophy Department for 40 years. I owe my interest in environmental virtue ethics to her discussions with me in preparation for a review essay she was writing on this topic. The essay, published in volume 19, no. 4 (2006), discussed Lisa Newton’s Ethics and Sustainability: Sustainable Development and the Moral Life; Philip Cafaro’s Thoreau’s Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue, and Ronald Sandler and Philip Cafaro’s collection, Environmental Virtue Ethics. Dr. Holly and I were jointly teaching a course in feminist philosophy in the summer of 2007 when she passed away on July 31 (exactly 2 years ago). I am writing this editorial on the second anniversary of her death. After she died, I acquired her copy of the Sandler-Cafaro collection, and after going through it decided to ask its editors if they would be willing to put together a sequel as a special issue of this journal. They agreed, and I started receiving drafts of the papers of the invited contributors in December of 2008. I put these papers through the normal review process and received all of the final versions by July of this year. Cafaro agreed to write an introductory piece, which is the first article in this collection. I am grateful to both Phil and Ron for the work they put into this collection and also to the various contributors of these essays. I hope that the reader will find them as interesting and thought provoking as I have.