I'm Adriel M. Trott, an Associate Professor in Philosophy at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. I work on ancient Greek and contemporary continental philosophy inflected by social and political concerns. I am especially interested in the uses and abuses of the concept of nature in the history of philosophy and the social and political implications of these uses. I am currently working on a book project on the way that Aristotle thinks of the material working of form in the process of natural generation. I argue that form is dependent on material in natural becoming in a way that has consequences for how we think of the association of male animals with form and female animals with material.
I like to run. I'm into hot yoga. I care about justice, feminism, opposing racism and resisting neoliberalism. I think Socrates was on to something when he suggested thinking was a practice of living. I teach students to think. I delight in the pleasures of doing the difficult thing. I'm glad to be.