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Professor of Philosophy

Peter Lloyd Vallentyne, American philosophy educator. Member American Philosophical Association, Canada Philosophical Association, Southern Society Philosophy and Psychology, Virginia Philosophical Association (president 1994-1995).

Background

Vallentyne, Peter Lloyd was born on March 25, 1952 in New Haven. Son of John Ruben and Ann Vera (Tracy) Vallentyne.

Education

Bachelor, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1978. Master of Arts, University Pittsburgh, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1984.

Career

He holds dual citizenship in the United States and Canada. He formerly taught at the University of Western Ontario (1984-88) and Virginia Commonwealth University (1988-2003). Vallentyne has written on a variety of topics in ethical theory and political philosophy, including consequentialism, contractarianism, moral dilemmas, responsibility, equality, self-ownership, liberty, and justice.

Works

Politics

He defends a version of equal opportunity for wellbeing left-libertarianism. Left-libertarianism and its critics: the contemporary debate. The origins of left-libertarianism: an anthology of historical writings.

Membership

Member American Philosophical Association, Canada Philosophical Association, Southern Society Philosophy and Psychology, Virginia Philosophical Association (president 1994-1995).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: piano, ballroom dance, art films.

Connections

Married Marie Helene Pastides, June 26, 1981.

father:
John Ruben Vallentyne

mother:
Ann Vera (Tracy) Vallentyne

spouse:
Marie Helene Pastides