Carrie-Ann Biondi

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Chair, Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

Carrie-Ann Biondi’s research interests include citizenship and immigration policy, virtue ethics, children’s rights, consent theory and political obligation, and philosophy of education (especially Socratic pedagogy). Her research is also branching out into philosophy of literature (with a focus on the relationship between moral and aesthetic value) and the philosophy of death and dying. She usually teaches courses in political philosophy, philosophy of law, ancient Greek philosophy, and ethics, as well as various interdisciplinary courses in Marymount’s Writing Seminar Program.


Associate Professor of Philosophy
Chair, Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies


History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies





Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
M.A. in Philosophy, Bowling Green State University
M.A. in American Studies, Bowling Green State University
B.A., Hofstra University

Recent Work

Recent Publications

 “Legacy and Happiness in Hamilton: An American Musical,” in Hamilton and Philosophy, ed. Robert Arp and Aaron Rabinowitz (Chicago, IL: Open Court, 2017), pp. 75-83.

“Friendship and Excellence: Bringing Out the Best Within Us,” in The Quest for Excellence: Selected Papers from the Seventeenth Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses, ed. Dustin Gish, Christopher Constas, and J. Scott Lee (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), pp. 9-13.

“Un-Locke-ing The Order of the Phoenix,” in Harry Potter for Nerds: Volume 2, ed. Travis Prinzi and Kathryn McDaniel (Unlocking Press, 2015), pp. 229-49.

“Book Review of Tara Smith’s Judicial Review in an Objective Legal System,” Reason Papers, vol. 38, no. 1 (2016), pp. 182-89.

“Counter-Culture Capitalist,” in Steve Jobs and Philosophy, ed. Shawn Klein (Chicago, IL: Open Court, 2015), pp. 15-25. 

“Keeping It Real: Book Review of Kurt Keefner’s Killing Cool: Fantasy vs. Reality in American Life,” The New Romanticist, September 1, 2015. 

Recent Presentations

“A Comparative Analysis of Aristotle and Ayn Rand,” presented at the Association of Objectivist Businessmen (Milford, CT), April 1, 2017

“Mike Rowe and Ayn Rand: Somebody’s Gotta Do It,” presented at Queens Vocational and Technical High School (February 12, 2016), Long Island City, NY; and presented at the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship, Rockford University (April 2, 2015), Rockford, IL

“Designing Tests to Tap Higher-Order Thinking,” presented at a Pedagogy Wednesday Event at Marymount Manhattan College, sponsored by the Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (March 22, 2015), New York, NY

“Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way: Why Aristotle Doesn’t Really Believe in ‘Weakness of Will’,” presented at the American Association for the Philosophic Study of Society (AAPSS) Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association panel on “Moral Reasoning” (Dec. 27, 2014), Philadelphia, PA

Professional Experience

Co-Editor-in-Chief (with Shawn Klein) of Reason Papers (2011-present)

Managing Co-Editor (with Irfan Khawaja) of Reason Papers (2006-10)

French Editor for The Philosopher’s Index (2007-present)

Office Hours

Fall 2019

Tuesdays: 1:00-2:00PM

Wednesdays and Thursdays: 4:00-5:00PM

& by appointment


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