Dr. Viale teaches intermediate culture and values courses in the introduction to philosophy.
Before joining Babson, Dr. Viale taught at Boston College, where he earned his PhD in 2018, with a dissertation entitled Eros as First Philosophy, which attempts to argue that love and beauty are the entryway into the ethical attitude. He also has an MA in philosophy from Boston College (2014) and a BA in philosophy from the University of Central Florida (2011). His research focuses on the philosophy of love, 20th century continental philosophy, and ethics.
Dr. Viale has published on the philosophy of love and hope in Gabriel Marcel’s writings, and is currently working on projects exploring Emmanuel Levinas’ development of Plato’s Good beyond Being and Jean-Luc Marion’s reading of haecceitas (‘this-ness’) and its connection to beauty. When not thinking about philosophy (or perhaps as alternative ways of thinking about philosophy), he enjoys watching soccer, playing chess, and has recently begun learning how to sail.
Ph D, Boston College
MA, Boston College
BA, University of Central Florida
Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Love, Philosophy of Logic