Dr Nathan Lyons

Lecturer in Philosophy

Email: nathan.lyons@nd.edu.au
Phone: 02 8204 4126

  • Biography

    Before coming to UNDA in 2018, I held postdoctoral positions at the University of Cambridge and Durham​ University. I received my PhD from Cambridge and my MPhil from the Australian Catholic University, and I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney.

    More information: https://nathan-lyons.weebly.com/

  • Teaching Areas

    • Medieval philosophy
    • Thomas Aquinas
    • Contemporary philosophy
  • Research Expertise and Supervision

    • Philosophy of nature
    • Philosophy of religion
    • Medieval philosophy
    • Semiotics
  • Books

    Signs in the Dust: A Theory of Natural Culture and Cultural Nature. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019

  • Book Chapters

    • "From teleology to mechanism", in The Cambridge Companion to Religion, Nature and the Environment in the West, ed. Alexander Hampton. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2021.
    • "Creation and Darwin" in The Oxford Handbook of Creation, ed. Simon Oliver. Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2021.
  • Journal Articles and Proceedings

    • "Written in White: A Reading of Kevin Hart’s 'Colloquies'". Literature and Theology 31, no. 2 (2017): 149–163.
    • "Theology, Philosophy, and the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis”, special issue of Philosophy, Theology, and the Sciences, 7.2 (2020), edited by Nathan Lyons and Andrew Davison.

    Book reviews

    • Review of Kevin Hart, "Poetry and Revelation: For a Phenomenology of Religious Poetry.’” Literature and Theology 33, no. 1 (2019): 113–15.
    • Review of Mark Sinclair, "Félix Ravaisson: Selected Essays.” British Journal for the History of Philosophy 27, no. 1 (2018): 236–37.