Leslie Paul Thiele is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Florida. He teaches political theory and sustainability studies and serves as Director of the Center for Adaptive Innovation, Resilience, Ethics and Science (UF CAIRES). His interdisciplinary research focuses on continental political thought, sustainability, technology, and the intersection of political philosophy and the natural sciences. His central concerns are the responsibilities of citizenship and the opportunities for leadership in a world of rapid technological, social, and ecological change.
His books include Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of the Soul (Princeton 1990), Timely Meditations: Martin Heidegger and Postmodern Politics (Princeton 1995), Environmentalism for a New Millennium (Oxford 1999), Thinking Politics (2nd edition, CQ Press 2003), The Heart of Judgment: Practical Wisdom, Narrative, and Neuroscience (Cambridge 2006), Indra’s Net and the Midas Touch: Living Sustainably in a Connected World (MIT, 2011), and Sustainability (Polity, 2nd edition, 2016).