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Professor Raymond Angelo Belliotti

Political Philosophy

State University of New York



Raymond Angelo Belliotti is SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Fredonia. He has been the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, the William T. Hagan Young Scholar/Artist Award, the Kasling Lecture Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship, and the SUNY Foundation Research & Scholarship Recognition Award.

He is the author of 20 books: Justifying Law (1992); Good Sex (1993); Seeking Identity (1995); Stalking Nietzsche (1998); What is the Meaning of Human Life? (2001); Happiness is Overrated (2004); The Philosophy of Baseball (2006); Watching Baseball Seeing Philosophy (2008); Niccolò Machiavelli (2008);  Roman Philosophy and the Good Life (2009); Dante’s Deadly Sins: Moral Philosophy in Hell (2011); Posthumous Harm: Why the Dead are Still Vulnerable (2011); Shakespeare and Philosophy (2012); Jesus or Nietzsche: How Should We Live Our Lives? (2013); Jesus the Radical: The Parables and Modern Morality (2014); Why Philosophy Matters: 20 Lessons on Living Large (2015); Machiavelli’s Secret: The Soul of the Statesman (2015); Power: Oppression, Subservience, and Resistance (2016); Dostoevsky’s Legal and Moral Philosophy: The Trial of Dmitri Karamazov (2016); and Nietzsche’s Will to Power (2017).