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Ted Toadvine

Ted Toadvine

Nancy Tuana Endowed Director of the Rock Ethics Institute
Associate Professor of Philosophy
127 Sparks Building
(814) 867-0471


Ph.D., The University of Memphis, 1996
M.A., The University of Memphis, 1995
B.A., Salisbury University, 1990

Professional Bio

Recent Essays

  • 2020. Climate Apocalypticism and the Temporal Sublime. In Environmental Ethics: Cross-Cultural Explorations, edited by Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach and Mădălina Diaconu, 115–131. Freiburg: Verlag Karl Alber.
  • 2019. Geomaterialities. In 50 Concepts for a Critical Phenomenology, edited by Gail Weiss, Ann Murphy, and Gayle Salamon, 149–154. Evanston: Northwestern University Press.
  • 2019. Arzun Önceliği ve Ekolojik Sonuçları. Cogito (Istanbul) 93: 113–127
  • 2018. Thinking After the World: Deconstruction and Last Things. In Eco-Deconstruction:  Derrida and Environmental Ethics, edited by Matthias Fritsch, Philippe Lynes, and David Wood, 21–47. Bronx: Fordham University Press.
  • 2018.The End of All Things: Geomateriality and Deep Time. Investigaciones Fenomenológicas, Monográfico 7: 367-390.
  • 2018. Translation of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Excerpt from the discussion following A. de Waelhens’s « Commentaire sur l’Idée de la phénoménologie ». Merleau-Ponty 1908/2018: Rare or Unpublished Dialogues and Texts. Chiasmi International: Trilingual Studies Concerning Merleau-Ponty’s Thought 20: 241–43.
  • 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. 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. 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.


  • 2018. Editor, Thinking the Outside: Politics, Aesthetics, Ontology. Chiasmi International: Trilingual Studies Concerning Merleau-Ponty’s Thought 19. Twenty-three articles, 511 pages.
  • 2013. Editor, Existence, Diacritics, Animality. Chiasmi International: Trilingual Studies Concerning Merleau-Ponty's Thought 15. Twenty-two articles, 461 pages.
  • 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.
  • 2009. Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy of Nature. Evanston: Northwestern University Press.
  • 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.
  • 2006. Editor, Merleau-Ponty: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers. Four volumes. London: Routledge.
  • 2004. Renaud Barbaras, The Being of the Phenomenon: Merleau-Ponty’s Ontology. Translated with Leonard Lawlor. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • 2003. Eco-Phenomenology: Back to the Earth Itself. Edited with Charles Brown. Albany: SUNY Press.
  • 2002. Merleau-Ponty’s Reading of Husserl. Edited with Lester Embree. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Current Projects

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Environmental Humanities. Co-authored with Janet Fiskio. Cambridge University Press. Under contract.
  • Encyclopedia of Phenomenology. Edited with Nicolas de Warren. New edition with print and online portal. Springer International Publishing. Under contract.
  • Nature after Naturalism: Ontology, Animality, Memory (monograph)
  • The End of All Things: Eschatology and the Elements (monograph)
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