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Philosophy Faculty and Staff

James AllisJames B. Allis


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


Professor Allis has given papers on legal pragmatism and on original intent in the law and is the co-author of Resources in Ancient Philosophy: An Annotated Bibliography. 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


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. He is the author of Foundation of Moral Selfhood: Aquinas on Divine Goodness and the Connection of the Virtues and the co-editor (with Caroline Simon) of Introduction to Ethics: A Reader. He is Director of the Asian studies minor and coordinates the Hope-China Exchange Program.


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 LaPorteJack Mulder

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



Jack MulderJack Mulder


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





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Anthony PerovichAnthony N. Perovich, Jr.


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

Professor Perovich has published articles on the German idealist philosophers Kant and Fichte, and on the philosophy of mysticism, and co-edited Human Nature and Natural Knowledge. He edited a book of papers by the contemporary philosopher, Alan Donagan, Reflections on Philosophy and Religion.