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Dr. Andrea Veltman
Contact Info

Office: Cleveland 302
Phone: (540) 568-4236
Fax: (540) 568-8072


B.A. Eastern Illinois Univerity (Summa Cum Laude)
M.A. University of Wisconsin at Madison
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin at Madison


Dr. Veltman specializes in ethical and political philosophy and regularly teaches upper-level courses in moral theory and social and political philosophy. She is currently working on a book on meaningful work, examining work in the context of human flourishing. She is co-editor of Autonomy, Oppression and Gender (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), Oppression and Moral Agency (Special Issue of Hypatia, 2009) and Evil, Political Violence and Forgiveness (Rowman & Littlefield 2009) and solo editor of Social and Political Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2008). She has also published articles on the philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir, the question of influence between Beauvoir and Sartre, and the concepts of freedom and transcendence in existentialism, among other topics.

Selected Articles and Reviews:

"Is Meaningful Work Available to All People?" in Philosophy and Social Criticism, Volume 41: Number 7 (2015), pp. 725-747.

“Autonomy and Oppression at Work,” in Autonomy, Oppression and Gender, eds. Andrea Veltman and Mark Piper (Oxford University Press, 2014).

“Aristotle and Kant on Self-disclosure in Friendship” in Ancient and Medieval Concepts of Friendship, edited by Suzanne Stern-Gillet and Gary Gurtler (SUNY Press, forthcoming).

Review of The Promise of Happiness by S. Ahmed in Hypatia, Volume 28: Number 1 (Winter 2013), pp. 218-222

“Simone de Beauvoir and Hannah Arendt on Labor” in Hypatia, Volume 25: Number 1 (Winter 2010), pp. 55-78.

“The Concept of Transcendence in Beauvoir and Sartre” in Beauvoir and Sartre: The Riddle of Influence, edited by Christine Daigle and Jacob Golomb (Indiana University Press, 2008), pp. 222-240.

“Transcendence and Immanence in the Ethics of Simone de Beauvoir” in The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir: Critical Essays, edited by Margaret Simons (Indiana University Press, 2006), pp. 113-131.

Review of The Other Within: Ethics, Politics and the Body in Simone de Beauvoir by F. Scarth, in Hypatia, Volume 21: Number 3 (Summer 2006), pp. 217-221.

“The Justice of the Ordinary Citizen in Plato’s Republic” in Polis: A Journal of Ancient Greek Political Thought, Volume 22: Number 1 (Spring 2005) pp. 45-59.

“The Sisyphean Torture of Housework” in Hypatia, Volume 19: Number 3 (Summer 2004) pp. 121-143.