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Claudio D'AMATO

Claudio D'Amato, Ph.D.

I am an instructor in the philosophy department at Virginia Tech and I recently finished my doctoral degree in Ethical and Political Thought in the ASPECT program at VT.

My research focuses on global ethics and the capability approach. My dissertation, Human Capabilities and Collectivist Justice, offers a morally particularist and politically communitarian version of Amartya Sen’s capability approach to justice.

I have taught courses in philosophy and political science at Virginia Tech since 2011, and I am associated with the PPE Program of interdisciplinary undergraduate research.

I have a Master’s degree in philosophy from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy and writing from Wartburg College, Iowa.


Philosophy Department (0126)

220 Stanger Street

Major Williams Hall, Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA 24060

(765) 250-6292