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2018 D’Angelo Chair

Lee A. McBride III
Lee A. McBride III

Lee A. McBride III, Associate Professor of Philosophy at The College of Wooster (Wooster, OH), has earned recognition for his provocative work in insurrectionist ethics, resistance to oppression, and the philosophy of race. He joins the Philosophy faculty of St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as the 2018 Peter and Margaret D’Angelo Chair for the Humanities.

McBride specializes in American philosophy, ethics, and political philosophy. He teaches courses in American pragmatism, African American philosophy, philosophy of race, feminist philosophy, political philosophy, environmental ethics, philosophy of food, ancient Greek philosophy, and continental philosophy. McBride was elected to the board of directors for both the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (2014-2017) and the William James Society (2012-2015). He is a member of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy’s Committee on Public Philosophy (2017-2020) and previously served on the American Philosophical Association’s Committee on the Status of Black Philosophers (2014-2017).

A prolific author of book chapters and journal articles on classical American figures such as Henry David Thoreau, John Dewey, and Alain Locke, McBride’s most recent research draws upon the work of Leonard Harris, María Lugones, and Angela Davis. He is currently editing a collection of Leonard Harris’s insurrectionist philosophy and working on a book tentatively titled Bold Comportment: Forays in Insurrectionist Ethics. McBride was guest editor for a symposium on insurrectionist ethics in the Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society (49, no. 1, Winter 2013), and his recent and forthcoming publications include: “Race, Multiplicity, and Impure Coalitions of Resistance,” Philosophizing the Americas: An Inter-American Discourse, eds. Jacoby Adeshei Carter and Hernando A. Estévez (Fordham, forthcoming); “Anger and Approbation,” Moral Psychology of Anger, eds. Myisha Cherry and Owen Flanagan (Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming); “New Descriptions, New Possibilities,” Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 32, no. 1 (forthcoming); “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); “Insurrectionist Ethics and Racism,” The Oxford Handbook of Race and Philosophy, ed. Naomi Zack (Oxford, 2017); “Insurrectionist Ethics and Thoreau,” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, 49, no. 1 (2013); and “Agrarian Ideals and Practices,” Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 25, no. 4 (2012).

McBride holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Purdue University. He received a B.A. from the Integral Program at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA, and his M.A. in Philosophy is from Claremont Graduate University.

During the Spring 2018, he will teach an undergraduate seminar focusing on the role of fallibilism and experimental logic in insurrectionist resistance to oppression. He will also deliver two public lectures on the Queens and Staten Island Campuses.

For additional information, please contact Patricia Marchia at 718-990-6272 or marchiap@stjohns.edu.

Established in 2007, the Peter P. and Margaret A. D’Angelo Chair in the Humanities promotes excellence in teaching and scholarly exchange.