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
- Comment: Beyond the personhood paradigm, ASEBL Journal [on Shawn Thompson, “Supporting Ape Rights: Finding the Right Fit Between Science and the Law”]
- "Social norms and farm animal protection," Palgrave Communications
- “Animal agency, captivity, and meaning,” Harvard Review of Philosophy
- "Setting the bar higher," Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics [on Neuhaus and Parent 2019, "Gene doping – In animals?"]
Recent and forthcoming presentations
- “Meaningful lives, complicity, and collective harms,” Philosophy Department Colloquium, USF-Tampa, October 12, 2018
- “Meaningful lives, complicity, and collective harms,” Florida Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, Pensacola State College, November 2-3, 2018