John Monteleone

John Monteleone

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Reilly Hall 429
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4495


B.A., Knox College; Ph.D., Syracuse University.

John Monteleone's research interests lie in the intersection between philosophy of mind and ethics. His primary focus has been on the philosophy of emotions. He has written about how desire and attention play an essential role in emotion, whether emotions facilitate knowledge of values, and what makes emotions comparatively deep or superficial. John is also interested in psychoanalytic ideas of the unconscious mind and character development, and how these ideas have implications for debates in philosophy of mind and ethics. He is currently working on a project that explores different philosophical theories of Freud's idea of wish-fulfillment. Finally, John has interests in moral psychology and philosophical debates about particular emotions and character traits, including anger, modesty, pride, and envy. His next project considers whether anger can ever be a constructive or positive emotion. John teaches Philosophy of Mind, Moral Philosophy, Introduction to Philosophy, Critical Reasoning, Formal Logic, Advanced Argumentative Writing, and Business Ethics.

Recent publications
  • “Attention, Emotion, and Evaluative Understanding.” Philosophia 45, no. 4 (2017): 1749–64.
  • “Concerns and the Seriousness of Emotion.” dialectica 2, no. 71 (2017): 181–207.

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