- Spring 2014 Introduction to Environmental Studies: Humanities (ENVS 203)
- Winter 2014 Deleuze's Difference and Repetition (PHIL 515)
Upcoming & Recent Presentations:
- Author Meets Readers Colloquium on Veronique Foti's Tracing Expression in Merleau-Ponty: Aesthetics, Philosophy of Biology, and Ontology
The Pennsylvania State University Department of Philosophy, 6 December 2013
- Biodiacritics: Life as Difference and Memory
Workshop on Extinction and Endangered Species
Laurentian University, 15 November 2013
- Biodiacritics and the Memory of Life
Keynote Address, International Association for Environmental Philosophy
University of Oregon, 26 October 2013
- From Biodiversity to Biodiacritics
Loyola Marymount University, 11 October 2013
- The Trouble with Biodiversity
Plenary Address (by weblink), International Society for Environmental Ethics
University of East Anglia, 13 June 2013
- The Time of Animal Voices
Redefining the Human and the Animal, German Studies Conference
University of Oregon, 2 May 2013
- The Time of Animal Voices
Keynote Address, "Soundscapes & Territories"
Philosophy and the Arts Conference
Stony Brook University, 29 March 2013
Ted Toadvine is Head of the Department of Philosophy, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies, and a Participating Faculty member of the Comparative Literature Department at the University of Oregon. He held the 2009-10 Robert F. and Evelyn Nelson Wulf Professorship in the Humanities, was a 2009-2010 Resident Scholar in the Wayne Morse Center for Law & Politics, and was Visiting Associate Professor in The Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College in 2010-2011. He is one of 13 recipients of the University of Oregon's Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards for 2012-2013, "chosen on the basis of their standing and impact within their respective fields or disciplines, their contributions to program and institutional quality at the UO, and their academic leadership."
Toadvine's research specializations are in nineteenth- and twentieth-century continental philosophy, especially phenomenology and post-structuralism; philosophy of nature; and environmental philosophy. Ongoing research interests include ecophenomenology, embodiment, animality, environmental aesthetics, philosophy of ecology, ecological restoration, and the role of the environmental humanities within interdisciplinary environmental studies. Toadvine is currently completing two book manuscripts: Nature After Naturalism: A Phenomenology of the Immemorial and Rhythmic Life: Animality and Ontology.
Toadvine is the author of Merleau-Ponty’s Philosophy of Nature (Northwestern, 2009) and editor or translator of six books, including The Merleau-Ponty Reader (Northwestern, 2007), and Nature’s Edge: Boundary Explorations in Ecological Theory and Practice (SUNY, 2007). He has published more than two dozen articles and book chapters, including recent articles in Research in Phenomenology, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, Investigaciones Fenomenológicas, Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, and Alter: Revue de phénoménologie. He is editor of the 2013 issue of Chiasmi International (Volume 15) on the theme "Existence, Diacritics, Animality," and guest-edited the 2012 special 50th anniversary issue of The Southern Journal of Philosophy on the theme "Continental Philosophy: What and Where Will It Be?"
Toadvine is co-editor of Chiasmi International: Trilingual Studies Concerning the Thought of Merleau-Ponty, directs the Series in Continental Thought at Ohio University Press, and is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Environmental Philosophy. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology, Inc. and the International Merleau-Ponty Circle, and is a member of the Scientific Board of the Central European Institute of Philosophy (Středoevropský Institut Pro Filosofii) in Prague. He served as Secretary of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy in 2006-2008. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of the journal Environmental Ethics and The Pluralist's Guide to Philosophy.
At the University of Oregon, Toadvine serves on the Environmental Studies Executive Committee and is a faculty ambassador to the Teaching Effectiveness Program.
Toadvine regularly teaches courses in the philosophy department and the environmental studies program. Topics of recent graduate seminars include the following:
Undergraduate course offerings regularly include:
- Phenomenology of Nature
- Continental Philosophy: Animality
- Philosophy of Ecology (team-taught with Brendan Bohannan, Biology)
- The Concept of Nature
- Ecotheory in Art and Philosophy (team-taught with Carla Bengtson, Art)
- Deleuze's Difference and Repetition
- Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception
- Henri Bergson
- Environmental Aesthetics
An archive of past course syllabi is available here: http://pages.uoregon.edu/toadvine/teaching.html
- Environmental Philosophy (PHIL 340)
- Environmental Ethics (ENVS 345)
- Environmental Aesthetics (ENVS 440/540)
- Introduction to Environmental Studies: Humanities (ENVS 203)
(For a full CV, see Toadvine's personal webpage)
- "Nature’s Wandering Hands: Painting at the End of the World." Klēsis: Revue Philosophique 25: 109-123 (2013)
- "'Parentesco Extraño': Merleau-Ponty Sobre La Relación Humano-Animal." Translated by Ana Cristina Ramírez Barreto. Devenires. Revista De Filosofía Y Filosofía De La Cultura 23 (2011).
- "Six Myths of Interdisciplinarity," Thinking Nature: A Journal on the Concept of Nature 1 (2011). http:// thinkingnaturejournal.com/volume-1/
- "The Entomological Difference: On the Intuitions of Hymenoptera." Poligrafi: Journal for Interdisciplinary Study of Religion 16, no. 61-62 (2011): 185-214.
- "Life Beyond Biologism," Research in Phenomenology 40, no. 2 (2010): 243–266.
- "Truth and Resistance," Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 30, no. 1 (2009): 111–124.
- "Natural Time and Immemorial Nature," Philosophy Today 53 (2009): 214–21.
- “La resistencia de la verdad en Merleau-Ponty,” Investigaciones Fenomenológicas, Special Issue: Merleau-Ponty Desde la Fenomenología en su Primer Centenario, 1908-2008 (2008): 237–53.
- “The Reconversion of Silence and Speech,” Tijdschrift voor Filosofie 70 (2008): 457–77.
- "Le Passage du temps naturel,” Alter: Revue de phénoménologie 16 (2008): 157–69.
- “‘Strange Kinship’: Merleau-Ponty on the Human-Animal Relation,” Phenomenology of Life - From the Animal Soul to the Human Mind, Book I. In Search of Experience, Analecta Husserliana 93 (2007): 17-32.
- "Gestalts and Refrains: On the Musical Structure of Nature," Environmental Philosophy 2, no. 2 (Fall 2005).
- "The Melody of Life and the Motif of Philosophy," Chiasmi International: Trilingual Studies Concerning Merleau-Ponty's Thought 7 (2005).
- "Limits of the Flesh: The Role of Reflection in David Abram's Ecophenomenology," Environmental Ethics 27, no. 2 (Summer 2005): 155-170.
- "Singing the World in a New Key: Merleau-Ponty and the Ontology of Sense," Janus Head 7, no. 2 (Winter 2004): 273-283.
- "Phenomenological Method in Merleau-Ponty's Critique of Gurwitsch." Husserl Studies 17, no. 3 (2001): 195-205.
- "Chiasm and Chiaroscuro: The Logic of the Epoche," Chiasmi International: Trilingual Studies Concerning Merleau-Ponty's Thought 3 (2001): 225-241.
- "Nature and Negation: Merleau-Ponty's Reading of Bergson," Chiasmi International: Trilingual Studies Concerning Merleau-Ponty's Thought 2 (2000): 107-118.
- "The Cogito in Merleau-Ponty's Theory of Intersubjectivity," Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 31 (May 2000): 197-202.
- "Naturalizing Phenomenology." In Selected Studies in Phenomenology and Existentialism, vol. 25, edited by Linda Alcoff and Walter Brogan. Supplement to Philosophy Today 44 (1999): 124-131.
- "The Art of Doubting: Merleau-Ponty and Cézanne," Philosophy Today 41 (Winter 1997): 545-553.
- "Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Lifeworldly Naturalism." In Husserl's Ideen, edited by Lester Embree and Tom Nenon, 365-380. Berlin: Springer, 2013.
- "Enjoyment and its Discontents: On Separation from Nature in Levinas." In Facing Nature: Levinas and Environmental Thought, ed. William Edelglass, James Hatley, and Christian Diehm, 161–189. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2012.
- "The Chiasm." In Routledge Companion to Phenomenology, edited by Sebastian Luft and Sren Overgaard, 336–47. London: Routledge, 2011.
- "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, 2010. Reprinted in Environment, Embodiment and Gender: An Anthology on Man, Nature and the Concepts of Nature, edited by Ane F. Aarø and Johannes Servan, 49–65. Bergen: Hermes Text, 2011.
- "Ecological Aesthetics." In Handbook of Phenomenological Aesthetics, edited by Lester Embree and Hans Reiner Sepp, 85-91. Berlin: Springer, 2010.
- “Phenomenology and ‘hyper-reflection’.” In Merleau-Ponty: Key Concepts, edited by Rosalyn Diprose and Jack Reynolds, 17–29. Stocksfield, UK: Acumen Publishing, 2008.
- “How Not to Be a Jellyfish: Human Exceptionalism and the Ontology of Reflection.” In Phenomenology and the Non-Human Animal: At the Limits of Experience, edited by Christian Lotz and Corinne Painter. Berlin: Springer, 2007.
- “Ecophenomenology and the Resistance of Nature.” In The Future of Applied Phenomenology: The Second Conference of Phenomenology as Bridge between East and West, edited by Nam-In Lee, 225–41. Seoul: Korean Society for Phenomenology, 2007.
- “Culture and Cultivation: Prolegomena to a Philosophy of Agriculture,” in Nature’s Edge: Boundary Explorations in Ecological Theory and Practice, edited by Charles S. Brown and Ted Toadvine, 207–22. Albany: SUNY Press, 2007.
- "Sense and Non-Sense of the Event in Merleau-Ponty." In Ereignis auf Französisch: Von Bergson bis Deleuze, edited by Marc Rölli. Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 2004.
- "The Primacy of Desire and its Ecological Consequences." In Eco-Phenomenology: Back to the Earth Itself, edited by Charles Brown and Ted Toadvine, 139-153. Albany: SUNY, 2003.
- "Leaving Husserl's Cave? The Philosopher's Shadow Revisited." In Merleau-Ponty's Reading of Husserl, edited by Ted Toadvine and Lester Embree, 71-94. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.
- "Ecophenomenology in the New Millennium." In The Reach of Reflection: Issues in Phenomenology's Second Century, edited by Steven Crowell, Lester Embree, and Samuel J. Julian. Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology, Inc., 2001.