Thomas Thorp, Ph.D.
SUNY-Stony Brook, 1993
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 committed to 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:
- "'til human voices wake us . . .' The aporia-fish in the Meno" in Plato's Animals, edited by Michael Naas and Jeremy Bell. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, (forthcoming)
- "Solon on the origins of Class" in Without Class: Essays on Capitalism, Conflicts and Compromise, edited by Ron Scapp and Brian Seitz. New York: Macmillan Palgrave (forthcoming)
- "Eating wolves: the predation paradox in the Old and New worlds" in Environmental Ethics, Old World and New, edited by Martin Drenthen. New York: Fordham Univ. Press (forthcoming)
- "'Now that it has left its stump on the mountain;' the withdrawal of Nature in Iliad I," Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Independent Meeting, Ancient Philosophy Society, April 2011
- "Euphemism in Iliad I," Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Independent Meeting, Ancient Philosophy Society, April 2008
He is co-author of a book that combines his interests in the ontological foundations of democracy:
- Brian Seitz and Thomas Thorp, The Iroquois and the Athenians: A Political Ontology, forthcoming from Rowman & Littlefield.
He is currently completing a book on wilderness ontology and the peculiar features of wolf-loathing in the contemporary American West under the title Eating Wolves.