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Sustainability

Ted Toadvine

Ted Toadvine

Associate Professor of Philosophy
• Philosophy; Rock Ethics Institute
Ted Toadvine

Research Description

Toadvine specializes in contemporary European philosophy and environmental philosophyHe is the author of Merleau-Pontys Philosophy of Nature (Northwestern, 2009), editor or translator of six books, and has published more than 50 refereed journal articles and book chapters on topics including animality, biodiversity, climate change, embodiment, environmental aesthetics, intersubjectivity, ontology, philosophical method, and temporality. 

In 2003, he coined the term “ecophenomenology” to designate an approach to environmental theory that draws on the phenomenological tradition while critically reorienting its relationship with ecology and naturalism. Ecophenomenology is now a recognized field of study across the environmental humanities with proponents in ecocriticism, the arts, architecture, and animal studies, as well as philosophy. 

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