Nicolas Delon

Welcome! I'm a new Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at New College of Florida in beautiful Sarasota.

I work mainly in ethics, and focus on connections between value theory and moral status, animals and the environment. I have interests in experimental philosophy, psychology, and how they bear on the descriptive and normative aspects of our relations to other entities, as well as environmental studies, animal behavior and cognition, legal, social and political philosophy, the philosophy of death, Bentham, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein.

Email: ndelon [at] ncf [dot] edu


Recently published / Forthcoming

  • D. Purves, N. Delon, “Meaning in the lives of humans and other animals,” Philosophical Studies
  • Review of The Moral Rights of Animals, M. Engel Jr., G. Comstock, Eds., Essays in Philosophy
  • N. Delon, D. Purves, “Wild animal suffering is intractable,” Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics
  • “Animal agency, captivity, and meaning,” forthcoming in Harvard Review of Philosophy (draft)
  • Commentary: Setting the bar higher, forthcoming in Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics (commentary on Neuhaus and Parent 2019, "Gene doping - in animals?" (draft)

Recent presentations

  • “Personhood, species, and community,” Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME), CU-Boulder, August 9, 2018
  • “Meaningful lives, complicity, and collective harms,” Pre-RoME Animal Ethics Workshop, CU-Boulder, August 8, 2018