• B.A., St. Mary’s College 1997
  • M.A., Claremont 1999
  • Ph.D., Purdue 2006
Areas of Interest

McBride specializes in American philosophy, ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of race, but has additional interests in feminist philosophy, decolonial philosophy, ancient Greek philosophy, environmental ethics, and philosophy of food. He has published on American pragmatists (e.g., John Dewey, Alain Locke, and Charlene Haddock Seigfried) and black Afrodescended philosophers (e.g., Sylvia Wynter, Angela Davis, and Leonard Harris). McBride is currently writing a short monograph on the philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois (under contract with Indiana University Press). Beyond this, he continues to work on the disavowal of tacit values and norms that perpetuate oppression and misery, and the imaginative and coalitional work of shaping a world with less subjection and degradation.

Courses Taught
  • PHIL 100: Ethics, Justice, and Society
  • PHIL 212: Race, Gender, and Justice
  • PHIL 213: Decolonial Philosophy
  • PHIL 216: Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 220: Logic and Philosophy
  • PHIL 231: Indian Philosophy and Its Roots
  • PHIL 250: Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • PHIL 261: Themes in Continental Philosophy
  • PHIL 266: American Philosophy
  • PHIL 267: Africana Philosophy
  • PHIL 302: Epistemology
  • PHIL 311: Ethical Theory
  • PHIL 401: Junior Independent Study
  • PHIL 451/452: Senior Independent Study
  • FYSM 101: Insane Angels, Insolvent Tramps, and Prophetic Loafers
  • FYSM 101: Jane Addams, Philosopher and Social Activist
  • FYSM 101: Food and Philosophy
  • FYSM 101: Philosophy, Disenchanted
  • AFST 100: Introduction to Africana Studies


BOOKS: Monographs

BOOKS: Edited Collections


  • “Poetry and Well-Patterned Language (in Philosophy),” Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2024, forthcoming.
  • “Food, Focal Practices, and Decolonial Agrarianism,” Paul B. Thompson’s Philosophy of Agriculture: Fields, Farmers, Forks, and Food, eds. Samantha Noll and Zachary Piso. New York: Springer, 2024, 131-143,
  • “Race, Multiplicity, and Impure Coalitions of Resistance,” Philosophizing the Americas, eds. Jacoby A. Carter and Hernando A. Estévez. New York: Fordham University Press, 2024, 284-303, forthcoming.
  • “Discernment Behind Asylum Walls; Or, The Limits of Efficacious Reasoning,” Insurrectionist Ethics, eds. Jacoby A. Carter and Darryl L. Scriven. New York: Palgrave, 2023, 237-251.
  • “Pragmatism and Insurrectionist Philosophy,” Routledge Companion to Pragmatism, eds. Scott Aikin and Robert Talisse. New York: Routledge, 2022, 358-365.
  • “Reweaving the Social Fabric Transversally,” Pragmatist Feminism and the Work of Charlene Haddock Seigfried, eds. Lee A. McBride III and Erin McKenna. London: Bloomsbury, 2022, 143-163.
  • “Culture, Acquisitiveness, and Decolonial Philosophy,” Decolonizing American Philosophy, eds. Corey McCall and Phillip McReynolds. Albany: SUNY Press, 2021, 17-35.
  • “Racial Imperialism and Food Traditions,” The Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics, eds. Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson, and Tyler Doggett. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018, 333-344.
  • “Anger and Approbation,” Moral Psychology of Anger, eds. Myisha Cherry and Owen Flanagan. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018, 1-13.
  • “Insurrectionist Ethics and Racism,” The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race, ed. Naomi Zack. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017, 225-234; Republished in Philosophy Born of Struggle: Afro-American Philosophy from 1917, Third Edition. Edited by Leonard Harris. Iowa: Kendall Hunt, 2022, 435-448.