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Philosophy Faculty and Staff

James B.Jam AllisJames Allis

James Allis 395-7551

Areas of Specialization:
Plato, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Existentialism, History of Ancient Philosophy

B.A , Ed.M., M.A., Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

Professor Allis has given papers on legal pragmatism and on original intent in the law. He is a winner of the Hope Outstanding Professor-Educator award for teaching excellence, and writes about questions of teaching, learning, and knowing.


Gregory Bassett


Areas of Specialization: Ethics

Education: B.A., Swarthmore College; M.M., New England Conservatory; Ph.D., Indiana University



 Andrew J. Dell'OlioAndrew Dell'Olio


Areas of Specialization:
Aquinas, Philosophy of Religion, Asian Philosophy

B.A., M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D. Columbia University

Professor Dell'Olio has published articles in the areas of ethics, philosophy of religion, religious pluralism, religious language, religion and morality, multiculturalism, medieval philosophy, comparative philosophy, postmodernism, and contemporary philosophy.


Heidi Giannini giannini@hope.edu

Areas of Specialization: Ethical Theory, Kant's Practical Philosophy
Education: B.A. Houghton College, M.A. Baylor University, Ph.D. Baylor University

Professor Giannini has published articles on Kant’s moral and religious philosophy and on contemporary appropriations of Kant’s ethics.  She has also presented papers on topics in moral psychology and virtue ethics.  She is particularly interested in the study of virtues that respond to vice, including forgivingness, graciousness, and hope.



Joseph LaPorte, jlaporte@hope.edu

395-7621Jack Mulder

Professor LaPorte 's contact information and details about his work may be found on his curriculum vitae.
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Professor Mulder's information and details about his work may be found on his curriculum vitae.




Raquel Niles, Office Manager






Anthony N. Perovich, Jr.Anthony Perovich


Areas of Specialization:
Kant, Analytical Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mysticism.
A.B., M.A., Ph.D. University of Chicago

Professor Perovich has published articles on the German idealist philosophers Kant and Fichte, and on the philosophy of mysticism. Philosophy and Religion