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

In current work, I am providing a philosophical analysis of The Antiquities Act (1906), an account of different ways in which an object's history can be of value, and a wilderness-based criticism of SpaceX's Starlink. I am also collaborating with my colleague, Ben Pauli, to sketch an urban environmental ethic that sheds light on the Flint water crisis, and the Midwestern urban crisis more generally.