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Moravian College

Dr. Leon Niemoczynski

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

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Office phone: 610-625-7858
Office location: Reeves 313


B.A., East Stroudsburg University
M.A., West Chester University
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Areas of Research and/or Expertise

Continental Philosophy, American Philosophy, Philosophy of Nature, Speculative Philosophy, Philosophical Ecology, Logic, Philosophy of Religion, Animal Ethics


Dr. Niemoczynski's research focuses mainly upon the philosophy of nature, especially within the Continental philosophical tradition. Philosophers most relevant to his current research include Plato, Hegel, Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Deleuze, and Merleau-Ponty.  

Recent Publications

  • Books include Transcendental Naturalism (forthcoming), Speculative Naturalism: Philosophy After Nature (forthcoming), Speculative Realism: An Epitome (Kismet Press, 2017), Animal Experience: Consciousness and Emotions in the Natural World (Open Humanities Press, 2014), A Philosophy of Sacred Nature: Prospects for Ecstatic Naturalism (Lexington Books, 2014), Charles Sanders Peirce and a Religious Metaphysics of Nature (Lexington Books, 2011).
  • Articles in Process StudiesThe American Journal of Theology and PhilosophyJournal for the Study of ReligionNature and Culture (formerly Ecotheology). The Review of MetaphysicsPLICosmos & History: The Journal of Natural and Social PhilosophySpontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of ScienceTopos: The European Humanities JournalThe ReasonerEssays in Philosophy.
  • Numerous book reviews, interviews, and conference proceedings.


  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Animal Ethics
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Existential Philosophy
  • Ethics Bowl Coach
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Phenomenology
  • Philosophies of Art & Beauty
  • Meaning of Life (First Year Writing Seminar)
  • What is the Good Life? (First Year Writing Seminar)