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Thomas Andrew Nail


What I do

I am interested in developing a philosophy of movement. My work combines the insights of process philosophy and new materialism to develop a unique kinetic philosophy. My methodology is motivated by pressing contemporary concerns and deeply rooted in historical and empirical research.

Professional Biography

Thomas Nail is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Denver and author of numerous books, including The Figure of the Migrant, Theory of the Border, Marx in Motion, Theory of the Image, Theory of the Object, Theory of the Earth, Lucretius I, II, III, Returning to Revolution, and Being and Motion. His research focuses on the philosophy of movement.


  • Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Oregon, 2011