American philosopher and performance artist who has bridged the philosophical tradition of phenomenology with environmental and ecological issues in books like Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology in 2010.
He worked as a house magician in 1976 at Alice's Restaurant in Berkshire, Massachusetts.
He received a doctorate from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1993.
He grew up with his mother who was a concert pianist.
His writing has been influenced by American nature-writing tradition writers like Walt Whitman.