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Benjamin Hole

Assistant Professor


bvhole@marywood.edu

Philosophy/Religious Studies

570-348-6281

Courses taught:

Introduction to Philosophy PHIL-113
Greek and Medieval Philosophy PHIL-302
Ethics PHIL-315
Environmental Ethics PHIL-328
Climate Justice PHIL-415
Dr. Hole specializes in ethical theory, environmental ethics, as well as climate ethics and justice. He also studies and teaches ancient philosophy, the history of ethics, bioethics, philosophy of mind, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.


PhD, Philosophy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
MA, Philosophy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
BA, Honors in Philosophy, Minors in Classical Studies and English, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

Presentations and Publications

Hole, Benjamin, and De Luz, Majestik, “An Imaginary of Radical Hope: Developing Brave Space for Class Discussion,” Teaching Ethics, Special Issue: Teaching Environmental Ethics (forthcoming).

Janzen, Monica, Hole, Benjamin, and Ilea, Ramona, “Civically Engaged Philosophy as a Way of Life,” American Association of Philosophy Teachers Studies in Pedagogy, Special Issue: “Teaching Philosophy as a Way of Life,” Vol. 6 (forthcoming).

Hole, Benjamin, Janzen, Monica, and Ilea, Ramona, “Radically Hopeful Civic Engagement,” Teaching Philosophy, Special Issue: “Teaching in Times of Crisis,” Vol. 46, 22. https://doi.org/10.5840/teachphil2022512173.

Hole, Benjamin, “Radically Hopeful Thinking for a Wicked Covid-19 Problem,” Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia, Special Issue: Pandemic Thinking, 2021, Vol. 77: 751-768. DOI:10.17990/RPF/2021_77_2_0751.

Hole, Benjamin, “Radical Virtue and Climate Action,” Environmental Ethics 43, 2021, 99-117, https://doi.org/10.5840/enviroethics202142718.

Hole, Benjamin, “Aristotle’s Account of Moral Perception (EN.VI.8) & Nussbaum’s Priority of the Particular Thesis,” Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia, Special Issue: The Good in Ancient Philosophy, Contemporary Retrievals, 2021, Vol. 77 (1):357-380, DOI:10.17990/rpf/2021_77_1_0357.

Hole, Benjamin, “Minimum Circumstances Necessary for Virtue and Happiness,” Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia, Special Issue: Contemporary Issues, Virtue Ethics, 2020, Vol. 76 (1): 237-260, https://doi.org/10.17990/RPF/2020_76_1_0237.