Levi Tenen

I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the department of Liberal Studies at Kettering University. I received my PhD from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2020. I wrote my dissertation under Marcia Baron (chair), Sandra Shapshay, Allen Wood, and Sarah Bassett (Art History).

My primary research lies at the intersection of Value Theory, Environmental Ethics, and Aesthetics.

In current work, I am providing a philosophical critique of The 1906 Antiquities Act and exploring the value of solitude in designated wilderness (an op-ed I wrote for the Arizona Daily Star can be found here). In other work, I am providing an account of two fundamental forms of valuing—instrumental and noninstrumental—and showing how my account can be used to advance debates about the value of a wide range of entities. And in a collaboration with my colleague, Ben Pauli, I am exploring the conflicting considerations of justice regarding rightsizing proposals in Flint, MI.