Office Hours

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

 

 

Interests

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

Carlo Filice

Professor and Chair of

Philosophy

Welles 102D
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5232
filice@geneseo.edu

Filice

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

Faculty Information

Education

  • 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)

My Classes

Humn 220:
H/Western Humanities I

    A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from the beginnings to 1600. The course is factual as well as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered.

Phil 215:
M/Eastern Philosophy

    An introduction to some of the central texts and viewpoints of the Eastern philosophical tradition. The views explored will be Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian. The approach will be primarily philosophical, not historical. The goal will be to understand and critically evaluate the main metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical ideas lying at the center of each tradition. The issues explored will include the status and nature of the self, the possibility of some ultimate indefinable immanent reality, the metaphysical status of space-time-matter-causality, the relation between opposites such as good and evil, and the nature of the good life. Offered every other year