Lee A. McBride III

Lee McBride

Professor - Philosophy

Office: Scovel 202
Phone: 330-263-2548
Email: lmcbride@wooster.edu


  • B.A., St. Mary's College 1997
  • M.A., Claremont 1999
  • Ph.D., Purdue 2006

Courses Taught

  • PHIL 100: Ethics, Justice, and Society
  • PHIL 212: Race, Gender, and Justice
  • 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 299: Decolonial 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) and the editor of A Philosophy of Struggle: The Leonard Harris Reader (Bloomsbury, 2020). Recent articles include: (i) "Culture, Acquisitiveness, and Decolonial Philosophy," Decolonizing American Philosophy, eds. Corey McCall and Phillip McReynolds. Albany: SUNY Press, forthcoming; (ii) "Anger and Approbation," The Moral Psychology of Anger, eds. Myisha Cherry and Owen Flanagan. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018, pp 1-13; (iii) "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, pp. 333-344; (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. Freiburg: Verlag Karl Alber, 2017, pp. 74-92; (v) "Insurrectionist Ethics and Racism," The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race, ed. Naomi Zack. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017, pp. 225-234. 

Research Interests

McBride specializes in American philosophy, ethics, and political philosophy. His ongoing research project focuses on ethics and insurrection, attempting to articulate the character traits, modes of comportment, and reasoning strategies that marshal efforts to interrogate and disavow values and norms that perpetuate oppression. Currently, he and Erin McKenna (University of Oregon) have a book contract with Bloomsbury to produce an edited volume on pragmatist feminism, highlighting the work of Charlene Haddock Seigfried. McBride has additional research interests in philosophy of race, decolonial philosophy, philosophy of food, and environmental philosophy.