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Peter Giannopoulos

Peter Giannopoulos

Graduate Assistant


  1. Ph.D., Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University
  2. M.A., Philosophy, University of Memphis (2010)
  3. M.A., Humanities, University of Chicago (2007)
  4. B.A., Classics and Philosophy, College of the Holy Cross (2004)


Peter J. Giannopoulos is a Graduate Assistant at the Rock Ethics Institute and a Ph.D. candidate in the department of philosophy at Penn State. At the Rock, Peter is working on putting together the Conflict Resolution and Mediation arm of the Global Ethics Initiative. His primary philosophical research areas are twentieth-century continental philosophy and German Idealism and the nineteenth-century. His dissertation concerns the development of the concept of personal identity in later the phenomenological ethics of Emmanuel Lévinas. Peter also has a keen interest in contemporary issues in bioethics and the medical humanities.

Peter was educated at the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA), where he graduated a Classics and Philosophy double major. After working for a global law firm, Peter returned to academic philosophy. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a Master of Arts in the Humanities and then from the University of Memphis with a Master of Arts in philosophy before entering the Ph.D. philosophy program at Penn State.