Lisa Bellantoni, Ph.D.

Lisa Bellantoni, Ph.D.

Department Chair; Associate Professor in Philosophy
lbellantoni@albright.edu
Chapel Auditorium
610-921-7709

Ph.D., M.A., Philosophy, Vanderbilt University
B.A., Philosophy, Allegheny College


Areas of Expertise

Ethics and Social Philosophy: applied ethics (especially Bioethics); ethics and technology; theories of justice; moral progress and obligations to future persons; moral agency, autonomy, and psychology.

Areas of Research

Moral Progress: A Process Critique of MacIntyre, State University of New York Press, 2000.

“Whitehead on Pluralism and Practical Faith,” Whitehead’s Philosophy: Points of Connection, Donald W. Sherburne and J.A. Polanowski, ed.s, State University of New York Press, 2004.

“Whitehead, Alfred North.” “Being.” Entries, Encyclopedia of American Philosophy, Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, forthcoming, 2007.

“Are we Good Enough? The Paradox of Genetic Enhancement,” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Association’s Conference on Ethics and the Life Sciences, Philosophy Documentation Center, pp. 267-73, 2006.

Review: And a Time to Die: How American Hospitals Shape End of the Life, by Sharon Kaufman, Schribner, 2005, in Metapsychology Reviews on-line, 2006.

Review: Freedom vs. Intervention: Six Tough Cases, by Daniel E. Lee, Rowan & Littlefield, 2005, in Metapsychology Reviews on-line, 2006.

“What Good is a Pragmatic Bioethic?” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 2003 (vol. 28, Nos. 5-6) pp. 615-33.

“What are Persons Made Of?” Proceedings of the America Catholic Philosophical Association. 2002, vol. 76, pp.265-75.

Courses Taught

Critical Thinking
Theories of Justice
Introduction to Ethics
Business & Professional Ethics.
Bioethics
Virtue Ethics (Senior Seminar)
Time, Love & Memory (Honors Seminar)
Ancient & Medieval Philosophy
Truth and Beauty
Humanity 2.0 (Honors Seminar)
Contemporary Moral Problems
21st Century Ethics (Honors Seminar)
Philosophy & Popular Culture