Earth to Philosophy


2: Mateusz Tokarski

Season 1, Ep. 2

Mateusz Tokarski joins us to revisit the most thrilling parts of his dissertation Wild at Home: The Ethics of Living with Discomforting Wildlife, which he defended in 2017. We talk about Val Plumwood's famous (well, in environmental philosophy circles) near-death experience with a crocodile, among other things.

Mateusz is an editor, writer, translator, and researcher. He holds a BA in Film and Theatre Studies from London Metropolitan University, a MA in semiotics (Aarhus University, Denmark/Tartu University, Estonia), and in September 2017 obtained a PhD in philosophy with a thesis on human-animal relations (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)

You can find Mateusz's complete dissertation, as well as other papers and presentations, on his academia page.

Episode reading:

Chs. 4 & 5 of Mateusz's dissertation: Wild at Home

Additional Reading:

"Being Prey," Val Plumwood - available online here

Opening music is Where it Goes by Jahzzar.

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