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Ted Toadvine

Ted Toadvine

Nancy Tuana Director of the Rock Ethics Institute

Associate Professor of Philosophy

127 Sparks Building
Office Phone: (814) 867-0471



Ph.D., The University of Memphis, 1996

M.A., The University of Memphis, 1995

B.A., Salisbury University, 1990


Areas of Specialization

Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Continental Philosophy

Philosophy of Nature and Environment


Deconstruction and Post-Structuralism


Recent Publications

  • 2017. Naturalism, Estrangement, and Resistance: On the Lived Senses of Nature. In Ontologies of Nature: Continental Perspectives and Environmental Reorientations, edited by Gerard Kuperus and Marjolein Oele, 181–198. Berlin: Springer
  • 2017. Our Monstrous Futures: Global Sustainability and Eco-Eschatology. Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 21, no. 1: 219–230.
  • 2017. Biodiversità e diacritica della vita. Animal Studies: Rivista italiana di antispecismo 6, no. 19: 37–54.
  • 2017. Musica Universalis ve Doğanın Hafızası. Cogito (Istanbul) 88: 193–214.
  • 2016. Maurice Merleau-Ponty. In Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (
  • 2016. Phenomenology and Environmental Ethics. In Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics, edited by Stephen Gardiner and Allen Thompson. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • 2016. (Interview) Qualche domanda a Ted Toadvine, intervista a cura di Prisca Amoroso. Emergenza Ecologica: Officine Filosofiche 3: 111-119.
  • 2015. Biodiversity and the Diacritics of Life. In Carnal Hermeneutics, edited by Brian Treanor and Richard Kearney, 235-248. Bronx: Fordham University Press.
  • 2015. Nicolae Morar, Ted Toadvine, and Brendan Bohannan. Biodiversity at Twenty-Five: Revolution or Red Herring? Ethics, Policy & Environment 18, no. 1: 16-29.
  • 2014. The Time of Animal Voices. Konturen 7 (2014): 16-34.
  • 2014. The Elemental Past. Research in Phenomenology 44, no 2: 262-279.
  • 2014. Apocalyptic Imagination and the Silence of the Elements. In Ecopsychology, Phenomenology, and the Environment: The Experience of Nature, edited by Douglas A. Vakoch and Fernando Castrillón, 211-221. Berlin: Springer.
  • 2014. Tempo naturale e natura immemoriale. Translated by Roberto Brigati. Discipline Filosofiche 24, no. 2: 9-22.
  • 2013. Editor, Existence, Diacritics, Animality. Chiasmi International: Trilingual Studies Concerning Merleau-Ponty's Thought 15. Twenty-two articles, 461 pages.
  • 2013. Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Lifeworldly Naturalism. In Husserl's Ideen, edited by Lester Embree and Tom Nenon, 365-380. Berlin: Springer.
  • 2013. Nature's Wandering Hands: Painting at the End of the World. Klesis: Revue Philosophique 25: 109-123.
  • 2013. Le temps des voix animales. Chiasmi International 15: 269-282.
  • 2012. Editor, Continental Philosophy: What and Where Will It Be? Fiftieth Anniversary Special Issue of The Southern Journal of Philosophy 50, no. 2. Fourteen articles, 361 pages.
  • 2012. Enjoyment and its Discontents: On Separation from Nature in Levinas. In Facing Nature: Levinas and Environmental Thought, edited by William Edelglass, James Hatley, and Christian Diehm, 161-189. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press.
  • 2011. Six Myths of Interdisciplinarity. Thinking Nature: A Journal on the Concept of Nature 1
  • 2011. The Entomological Difference: On the Intuitions of Hymenoptera. Poligrafi: Journal for Interdisciplinary Study of Religion 16, no. 61-62: 185-214.
  • 2011. "Parentesco Extraño": Merleau-Ponty Sobre La Relación Humano-Animal. Translated by Ana Cristina Ramírez Barreto. Devenires. Revista De Filosofía Y Filosofía De La Cultura 12, no. 23: 83-104.
  • 2011. The Chiasm. In Routledge Companion to Phenomenology, edited by Sebastian Luft and Sören Overgaard, 336-47. London: Routledge.
  • 2010. Life Beyond Biologism. Research in Phenomenology 40, no. 2: 243-266.
  • 2010. Ecological Aesthetics. In Handbook of Phenomenological Aesthetics, edited by Lester Embree and Hans Reiner Sepp, 85-91. Berlin: Springer.
  • 2010. Ecophenomenology and the Resistance of Nature. In Advancing Phenomenology: Essays in Honor of Lester Embree, edited by Philip Blosser and Thomas Nenon, 343-55. Berlin: Springer.
  • 2009. Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy of Nature. Evanston: Northwestern University Press.
  • 2009. Truth and Resistance. Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 30, no. 1: 111-124.
  • 2009. Natural Time and Immemorial Nature. Selected Studies in Phenomenology and Existentialism, vol. 34, edited by Peg Birmingham and Len Lawlor. Supplement to Philosophy Today 53: 214-21.
  • 2009. Music, Being, Nature. Corps et Signes. No centenário do Nascimento de Claude Lévi-Strauss e Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Edited by  Jean-Yves Mercury and Nuno Nabais. Colecção Documenta (Lisbon) 5: 167-177.
  • 2008. La resistencia de la verdad en Merleau-Ponty. Investigaciones Fenomenológicas, Special Issue: Merleau-Ponty Desde la Fenomenología en su Primer Centenario, 1908-2008: 237-53.
  • 2008. The Reconversion of Silence and Speech. Tijdschrift voor Filosofie 70: 457-77.
  • 2008. Le Passage du temps naturel. Alter: Revue de phénoménologie 16: 157-69.
  • 2008. Phenomenology and 'Hyper-Reflection'. In Merleau-Ponty: Key Concepts, edited by Rosalyn Diprose and Jack Reynolds, 17-29. Stocksfield, UK: Acumen Publishing.
  • 2007. The Merleau-Ponty Reader. Edited with Leonard Lawlor. Evanston: Northwestern University Press.
  • 2007. Nature's Edge: Boundary Explorations in Ecological Theory and Practice. Edited with Charles Brown. Albany: SUNY Press.
  • 2007. 'Strange Kinship': Merleau-Ponty on the Human-Animal Relation. Analecta Husserliana 93: 17-32.
  • 2006. Editor, Merleau-Ponty: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers. Four volumes. London: Routledge.

Current Projects

  • The End of All Things: Eschatology and the Elements (monograph)
  • Climate Change and the Task of Thinking (edited with Timothy Christion Myers)
  • Animality and Sovereignty: Reading Derrida's Final Seminars (edited with David Alexander Craig)