Nicolas Delon

Philosophy, Animals, Environment

In 2017-18, I was a Law & Philosophy Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. From 2014-2017, I was Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow for the Animal Studies Initiative in the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University. I earned my doctorate in Philosophy (under the supervision of Sandra Laugier) at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (PhiCo) in 2014. From 2010-13 I was a doctoral student, teaching fellow, and member of the CURAPP at the University of Picardie Jules Verne. I also graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris), passed the ‘Agrégation’ in philosophy (a national competitive exam), and earned an MA in 'History of European Legal Thought’ (Paris 1, 2010).

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Email: ndelon [at] ncf [dot] edu

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When I'm not writing life-altering, world-changing, definitely groundbreaking philosophy or corrupting undergraduate minds, I cherish spending time with my wife, our two daughters, and our cat, cooking random vegan meals,
running short, long, and even longer distances, riding my bike, and listening to all sorts of music (classical, jazz, punk rock, hardcore, among other things). On the loud side of things, recent gems I discovered include The Dilinger Escape Plan and Bayside; things I haven't stopped enjoying include Bad Religion, NoFX, Lagwagon, No Use for a Name, Propagandhi, Strung Out, Snapcase, Converge… On the higher brow side of things, favorites include (among too many others) Art Blakey, Coleman Hawkins, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, Brad Mehldau, Chris Potter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Adam Rogers, David Binney, Joshua Redman, Eric Harland, Bach and Mozart. Nietzsche was right (as he often was): life without music would be a mistake.

I used to
tweet but came to understand the medium was hell and sometimes I post pictures.



cat heater

cat and babies

cat and running shoes


mallards on rock

cat - sky

high five

my love

flatirons boulder

Photo credits: Nicolas Delon.
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