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Daniel Siksay

Project Manager
East Tennessee Clean Fuels

Daniel is a recent transplant to East Tennessee; born in Canada, he moved south in 2016 and has since fallen in love with the area’s mountains, culture, and history. His work with ETCleanFuels involves community education efforts about alternative fuels, member outreach and coordination, non-profit administration and management, as well as web design, website maintenance, and online communications facilitation. Daniel also coordinates ETCleanFuels’ alternative fuels news website, Fuels Fix (please link to

Daniel is a trained philosopher and holds an MA in the discipline from York University in Toronto. His work has specialized in philosophy of science and ecological ethics, as well as new approaches to metaphysics and ontology that intervene in the way humans understand their relationship to the world. Daniel is a problem solver with an eye for detail and a nose for creative solutions to difficult problems. He is an exuberant optimist about the future and spends a lot of time thinking about how best to achieve the world we all want to live in. He’s an experienced editor and rhetorician, a digital entrepreneur, and an expert in new and emerging business technologies.

Daniel has lived and worked all over the world, and tries to bring a global perspective to all of his work. He spent two years in Jeongeup, South Korea, teaching English to elementary and middle school students, and has contributed to development projects in Kegalle, Sri Lanka, and Kingston, Jamaica. In his spare time, you’ll find Daniel working in his gardens (he grows native wildflowers and vegetables), hiking in the mountains (he spent a month on the AT in 2014), cooking (he’s a trained vegetarian cook), or reading philosophy (Gilles Deleuze and Tristan Garcia are two favourites).


  • MA, Philosophy, York University
  • BA, Philosophy, Trent University
  • TEFL (certificate), International Teacher Training Institute

Selected Publications and Presentations:

  • Siksay, Daniel. Review of Form and Object, by Tristan Garcia. Dialogue, February 20, 2015, vol. 55, iss. 1, p. 210.

  • Siksay, Daniel. Emergence and formality: Tristan Garcia and an ontological problem for organisms. Conference presentation at Philosophy, Environment and Policy Making, Montreal, QC.