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Professor of Philosophy
Year Started at JMU: 2006
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 political philosophy, in addition to introductory courses in philosophy and ethical reasoning.



Dr. Veltman is currently working on a book examining moral and epistemic responsibilities of attentiveness to the suffering of others. She recently published a book on meaningful work and remains interested in the philosophy of work, as well as in the broader issue of moral agency amid oppression. In the past, 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.




Andrea Veltman, Meaningful Work (New York, Oxford University Press, 2016).  Reviewed in Ethics, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Hypatia, and The Australasian Journal of Philosophy

Andrea Veltman and Mark Piper, editors, Autonomy, Oppression, and Gender (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Andrea Veltman and Kathryn Norlock, editors, Evil, Political Violence, and Forgiveness: Essays in Honor of Claudia Card (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009).  Reviewed in Hypatia 26:3 and South-Central Review 27:3.

Andrea Veltman, editor, Social and Poltical Philosophy: Classic and Contemporary Readings (Oxford University Press, 2008). 


Andrea Veltman, “Autonomy and Work” in The Routledge Handbook on Autonomy, edited by Ben Colburn (Routledge, 2023), 392-401.

Andrea Veltman, "Skilled work and ethics: how can we expand opportunities for meaningful work?" in A Research Agenda for Skills and Inequality, edited by Michael Tahlin (UK: Edward Elger Publishing, 2023), 305-318.

Andrea Veltman, “Leisure and Respect for Working People” in Whether Work?  The Politics and Ethics of Contemporary Work, edited by Keith Breen and Jean-Philippe Deranty (Routledge, 2021), pp. 59-71. 

Andrea Veltman, “Universal Basic Income and the Good of Work” in The Future of Work, Technology and a Basic Income, edited by Michael Cholbi and Michael Weber (Routledge, 2020), pp. 131-150.

Andrea Veltman, “What Makes Work Meaningful?” in The Philosophers’ Magazine 81:2 (2018): 78 – 83.  

Andrea Veltman, "Meaningful Work" in The Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics, edited by Poff and Michalos (Springer, 2017).

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

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

Andrea Veltman and Mark Piper, "Introduction" in Autonomy, Oppression, and Gender, eds. Veltman and Piper (Oxford University Press, 2014): 1-11. 

Andrea Veltman, “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, 2014), 271-287.

Andrea Veltman, Review of The Promise of Happiness by S. Ahmed in Hypatia 28:1 (2013): 218-222.

Andrea Veltman, "Aristotle and Kant on Self-knowledge and Self-disclosure through Friendship" in Sex, Love and Friendship, edited by Adrianne McEvoy (Brill, Value Inquiry Book Series, 2011), 453-460.

Andrea Veltman, “Simone de Beauvoir and Hannah Arendt on Labor” in Hypatia 25:1 (2010): 55-78.

Andrea Veltman and Kathryn Norlock, "Introduction" in Oppression and Moral Agency: Essays in Honor of Claudia Card, Special Issue of Hypatia 24:1 (2009): 3-8. 

Andrea Veltman and Kathryn Norlock, "Introduction" in Evil, Political Violence, and Forgivess, eds. Veltman and Norlock (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009), 1-11.  

Andrea Veltman, “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), 222-240.

Andrea Veltman, “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), 113-131.

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

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

Andrea Veltman, “The Sisyphean Torture of Housework” in Hypatia 19:3 (Summer 2004).

Andrea Veltman, "Aristotle and Kant on Self-disclosure in Friendship" in The Journal of Value Inquiry 38:2 (Spring 2004): 225-239.

Edited Journal: 

Andrea Veltman and Kathryn Norlock, Oppression and Moral Agency: Essays in Honor of Claudia Card, Special Issue of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy Volume 24: Number 1 (2009). 

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