Office Hours

  • Wed: 9 - 11:30, and by appointment




  • Theories of Freedom
  • Ethics/Justice Theories
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Purpose of Life Accounts

Carlo Filice

Professor and Chair of


Welles 102D
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454


Carlo Filice has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1985.

Faculty Information


  • B.A., Western Illinois University
  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois; 1986

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Books
    1. The Purpose of Life: An Eastern Philosophical Vision (University Press of America, 2011)
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      Purpose of Life

  • Recent Articles
    1. “Libertarian Autonomy and Intrinsic Motives,” Social Theory and Practice, Vol 36, No 4, 2010

    2. “Review of Understanding World Religions: A Road Map for Justice and Peace." In The Journal for Peace and Justice Studies, Vol 17, No 2, 2008

    3. The Moral Case for Reincarnation, Religious Studies, Vol 42, March 2006

    4. On the Autonomy of the Divine, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 55, No. 2, 2004

    5. On The Obligation To Keep Informed About Distant Atrocities, newly revised and updated, included in Applied Ethics: A Multicultural Approach, Third Edition, by May and Collins (Prentice Hall, 2002)