Nicolas Delon


Welcome! My name is
Nicolas Delon. I'm a philosopher. I work mainly in ethics, with a focus on value theory, moral status, animals, and the environment. I also have interests in experimental philosophy and moral psychology, environmental studies and animal minds, legal, social and political philosophy, the philosophy of death, as well as the relevance of the work of Bentham, Nietzsche, or Wittgenstein to some of these areas.

I am currently a
Law & Philosophy Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, where I am co-teaching the Law & Philosophy Workshop with Martha Nussbaum. From 2014-17, I was a post-doc (Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow) for the Animal Studies Initiative in NYU’s Department of Environmental Studies, mentored by Dale Jamieson. I completed my PhD in Philosophy at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (PhiCo) in 2014. I wrote a dissertation defending a contextual theory of the moral status of animals under the supervision of Sandra Laugier. I spent the first three years of my doctorate with funding at the University of Picardie (CURAPP). In addition to philosophy, I've also studied legal history and jurisprudence and a bit of ecology.

Here are links to my current
CV and my research statement.
You can
email me at: nd[dot]delon[at]gmail[dot]com

Besides academia, I enjoy spending time with my wife, daughter, and cat, vegan cooking and baking, running long distances, riding my bike, and listening to all sorts of music, especially jazz and punk rock.