Nicolas Delon

Philosophy, Animals, Environment

I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at New College of Florida, where I started on the tenure track in 2018. 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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: ndelon [you know what] ncf [] edu

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Running Ideas', on Substack

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When I'm not reading, writing or corrupting undergraduate minds, I cherish spending time with my wife, our two daughters, and our two cats, cooking 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 others). Nietzsche was right:
life without music would be a mistake.



cat heater

cat and babies

cat and running shoes


mallards on rock

cat - sky

high five

flatirons boulder

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