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Toadvine regularly teaches courses in the Philosophy Department and the Environmental Studies Program. An archive of past course syllabi is available here:

Regularly offered undergraduate courses:

  • Introduction to Environmental Studies: Humanities (ENVS 203)

  • Environmental Philosophy (PHIL 340)

  • Environmental Ethics (ENVS 345)

  • Environmental Aesthetics (ENVS 440/540)

Topics of recent graduate seminars:

  • Merleau-Ponty and the Chiasm

  • Touching Touch

  • Phenomenology of Nature

  • Animality

  • Philosophy of Ecology (with Brendan Bohannan, Biology)

  • The Concept of Nature

  • Ecotheory in Art and Philosophy (with Carla Bengtson, Art)

  • Deleuze's Difference and Repetition

  • Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception

  • Henri Bergson

  • Environmental Aesthetics