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Dr Tristan Moyle

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Humanities and Social Sciences
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Tristan is interested in the philosophy of animal minds, philosophical botany and, generally, in issues surrounding man's place in nature. He is also interested in Ancient and post-Kantian European philosophy, Ethics, and the nature of philosophy.

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Research interests
  • Philosophy of plants and animals
  • Phenomenology of the life-world
  • The nature of the understanding
  • Ethics, including the origin of value
  • Political philosophy of land ownership
  • Metaphilosophy
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • World Philosophies
  • Ethics
  • Kant and the Empiricists
  • Nature and the Absolute
  • Issues in Modern Philosophy
  • PhD, Department of Philosophy, Essex University
  • MA, Critical Theory, Nottingham University
  • BA (Hons), Department of History, Durham University
Selected recent publications

“Animal Behaviour and the Passage to Culture: Merleau-Ponty’s remarks on Uexküll” (2020), ed. F. Michelini & K. Köchy, Uexküll and Philosophy (Routledge).

“Later Heidegger’s Naturalism” (2020), in ed. Günter Figal, Diego D'Angelo, Tobias Keiling and Guang Yang, Paths in Heidegger’s Later Thought (Indiana University Press).

“Heidegger’s Transcendental Empiricism” (2017), International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 227-248.

“Heidegger’s Philosophical Botany” (2017), Continental Philosophy Review, Vol. 50, Issue 3, pp 377–394.