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Philosophy Department faculty, August 26, 2016. Not pictured: David Agler, Kathryn Gines, and Paul Taylor.

David Macauley

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies

Brandywine Campus

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Office Phone: (610) 892-1424

Education

  1. B.A., College of William and Mary (Philosophy and Government)
  2. M.A., Stony Brook University
  3. Ph.D., Stony Brook University
  4. Postgraduate Study, Universität Tübingen (Germany)

Areas of Specialization

  • Environmental Ethics and Environmental Philosophy
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Political Theory
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Technology

Recent Courses

  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Symbolic Logic
  • Asian Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • American Environmentalism (American Studies)
  • Basic Problems of Philosophy

Recent Publications

  • Walking the Earth: Philosophical Foot Notes (Bloomington, IN: Univ. of Indiana Press, forthcoming, 2005).
  • Bewildering Order: Earth, Water, Air and Fire as Elemental Philosophy and Environmental Ideas (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, forthcoming, 2004).
  • Editor, Minding Nature: The Philosophers of Ecology (NY: Guilford Press).
  • “Walking the Urban Environment” in Gary Backhaus and John Murungi, eds. Transformations of Urban and Suburban Landscapes (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield).
  • “Be-wildering Order: On Finding a Home for Domestication and the Domesticated Other” in The Ecological Community: Environmental Challenges for Philosophy, Politics and Morality, ed. Roger Gottlieb (NY: Routledge,).
  • “Walking the Elemental Earth: Phenomenological and Literary Foot Notes,” Annalecta Husserliana, Vol. 71.
  • “On Critical Theory and Nature,” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, Vol. 9, No. 3.
  • “Evolution and Revolution: The Ecological Anarchism of Bookchin and Kropotkin" in Social Ecology After Bookchin, ed. Andrew Light (NY: Guilford Publications).
  • "Hannah Arendt and the Politics of Place" in Minding Nature, ed. David Macauley (NY: Guilford Publications).
  • "Walking the City," Capitalism, Nature Socialism: A Journal of Ecology, Vol. 11, No. 4.
  • Review of Edward Casey, The Fate of Place and Getting Back into Place in Environmental Ethics, Vol. 22.
  • "Greening Philosophy and Democratizing Ecology" in Minding Nature: The Philosophers of Ecology, ed. David Macauley (New York: Guilford Press).
  • "A Few Foot Notes on Walking," The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy (Vol. 10:1). "Out of Place and Outer Space: Hannah Arendt on Earth Alienation," Capitalism, Nature, Socialism (Vol. 3:4).
  • "Echoes to Eco-feminism," APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy (Vol. 92).
  • "On Women, Animals and Nature," APA Newsletter on Feminism & Philosophy(Vol. 90:3).
  • "Political Animals" Between The Species: A Journal of Ethics, III, 2 to IV, 2, serialized in 5 parts.
  • "The Animal Rights Movement: Pythagoras' Heirs or the New Luddites of the Left?," William and Mary Magazine.
  • Interview with Jeremy Rifkin on biotechnology in The Animals' Agenda.
  • Interview with Peter Singer on animal ethics in The Animals' Agenda.
  • Poetry in The William and Mary Review, Carver, and Left Curve.

Current Projects

  • Interdisciplinary book on walking (human motility) as it relates to philosophy, the environment, politics, the body and aesthetics.
  • Biomimicry and the technological imitation of natural processes.
  • Nietzsche's conception of the body
  • Continental Philosophy and the Environment. edited collection (with Melissa Clarke) on the environment and nature within the tradition of Continental Philosophy from Kant to Derrida.