• 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 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 African American philosophers (e.g., Alain Locke, Angela Davis, and Leonard Harris). His current research project focuses on (i) the disavowal of values and norms that perpetuate oppression and misery and (ii) the imaginative and coalitional work of shaping a world with less subjection and degradation. In his secret laboratory, McBride is plotting newfangled ways to incorporate the insights of Sylvia Wynter, María Lugones, and other decolonial thinkers into his work.

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


McBride is the author of Ethics and Insurrection: A Pragmatism for the Oppressed (Bloomsbury, 2021). He is the editor of A Philosophy of Struggle: The Leonard Harris Reader (Bloomsbury, 2020) and co-editor of Pragmatist Feminism and the Work of Charlene Haddock Seigfried (Bloomsbury, forthcoming). Recent articles include: (i) “Culture, Acquisitiveness, and Decolonial Philosophy,” Decolonizing American Philosophy, eds. Corey McCall and Phillip McReynolds (SUNY Press, 2021); (ii) “Anger and Approbation,” The Moral Psychology of Anger, eds. Myisha Cherry and Owen Flanagan (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018); (iii) “Racial Imperialism and Food Traditions,” The Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics, eds. Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson, and Tyler Doggett (Oxford University Press, 2018); (iv) “Leftist Democratic Politics,” Jahrbuch Praktische Philosophie in globaler Perspektive / Yearbook Practical Philosophy in a Global Perspective, eds. Michael Reder, Dominik Finkelde, Alexander Filipovic, and Johannes Wallacher (Verlag Karl Alber, 2017); (v) “Insurrectionist Ethics and Racism,” The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race, ed. Naomi Zack (Oxford University Press, 2017).