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Faculty: Gregory Mellema

Gregory Mellema, Professor, Philosophy

Hiemenga Hall 355

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curriculum vitae (.pdf)


Educational Background

MBA, University of Michigan, 1976
PhD, University of Massachusetts,1974
BA, Calvin College,1970


  • Fundamental Questions in Philosophy (153)
  • God and Philosophy (204)
  • Ethics (205)
  • Business Ethics (215)
  • Introduction to Symbolic Logic (273)
  • Contemporary Anglo-American (341)
  • Moral Expectations in Film (Interim)

Research Interests

Ethics, both theoretical and applied


Complicity in Wrongdoing, forthcoming.

Little Logic Book The Little Logic Book (Calvin College Press, 2013). Co-authored with Rebecca DeYoung, Lee Hardy, and Del Ratzsch.




The Expectations of MoralityThe Expectations of Morality, 2004.

Collective ResponsibilityCollective Responsibility, 1997.

Beyond the Call of DutyBeyond the Call of Duty, 1991.

Shared Moral ResponsbilityIndividuals, Groups, and Shared Moral Responsibility, 1988.

Recent Publications/Presentations

"Implication" in Ethics and Philosophy, ed., Robert Fastiggi, Gale Publishing, 2013

"Mild Dilemmas", Annales Philosophici, forthcoming.

"Moral Ideals and Virtue Ethics'’, Journal of Ethics, XIV (2010), 173-180.

"Professional Ethics and Complicity in Wrongdoing," Journal of Markets and Morality XI (2008), 93-100.

"Facilitating Harm," Business Ethics in Focus, ed., Laura A. Parrish, (Nova Publications, 2007): 69-77.

"Collective Responsibility and Contributing to an Outcome," Criminal Justice Ethics XXV (2006), 17-22.

"Enabling Harm," Journal of Social Philosophy XXVII (2006), 214-220.

Hobbies and Interests

Classical music, sports