Dr. Sandmeyer's specialization ranges over the phenomenological movement, existentialism, and continental philosophy generally. His interests in life-philosophy particularly inform his passion for environmental philosophy. He has written a dissertation on the phenomenological philosophy of Edmund Husserl. Presently he is engaged in research into the rise of life as a theme by older and current phenomenologists, e.g., Max Scheler, Hans Jonas, and Renaud Barbaras.
Having taught philosophy now for more than ten years in a number of settings, he has experience teaching courses in phenomenology and existentialism, environmental philosophy, the philosophy of biology, social and political theory, ethics, and, of course, logic andcritical reasoning.
- “On the Possibility of Creating Non-Human Spaces." Living with Animals (March 2013)
- “The Importance of the Phenomenological Reduction to Max Scheler's Personalism.” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (November 2012)
- "The 1930 'System of Phenomenological Philosophy.'" Husserl Circle (April 2011)
- Précis of Husserl's Constitutive Phenomenology. Kentucky Philosophical Association. (April 2010)
- "An Existential Interpretation of Aldo Leopold's Concept of Land." International Society for Environmental Ethics. (March 2010)
- "Husserl's Zigzag Method and the Problem of a Phenomenological Language." Kentucky Philosophical Association. (May 2009)
- "Our Kinship with the World." International Association for Environmental Philosophy. (October 2008)
- "The Rediscovery of Life within Phenomenology: Hans Jonas and his Relation to Max Scheler." Institute for the Study of Nature at M.I.T. (June 2008)
- "The Identical and the Unique in Schleiermacher's Hermeneutics." Kentucky Philosophical. Association (October 2006)
- "Asubjective phenomenology as Critique of Husserl." Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, (October 2004)