Claudio D'Amato, Ph.D.
I am an instructor in the philosophy department at Virginia Tech. Recently I finished my doctoral degree in Ethical & Political Thought in VT's ASPECT interdisciplinary research program.
My research focuses on normative ethics and the capability approach to global distributive justice. My dissertation, Human Capabilities and Collectivist Justice, argues for a morally particularist and politically communitarian version of Amartya Sen’s capability approach.
I have taught courses in philosophy and political science since 2011, and I am associated with VT's PPE Program of 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.