Saint Xavier University Students

Philosophy and Religious Studies Faculty

Thomas Thorp

Professor of Philosophy



Thorp's current research spans two specific areas of political philosophy: the archaic Greek origins of democracy and the political foundations of wilderness philosophy. He is the founding director of "Greater Yellowstone College," an association of environmental philosophers interested in the study and active support of the Yellowstone ecosystem and he directs the undergraduate fieldwork project co-sponsored by SXU and The Yellowstone Association, "The Yellowstone Project."


His recent and forthcoming publications include:

He is co-author of a book about the ontological foundations of democracy:

He is currently completing a book (Eating Wolves) about wilderness ontology and the peculiar features of wolf-loathing in the contemporary American West.