Lee A. McBride III

Lee McBride

Associate 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

  • Ethics, Justice, and Society
  • Race, Gender, and Justice
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Logic and Philosophy
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • American Philosophy
  • Themes in Continental Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Indian Philosophy and Its Roots


  • "Anger and Approbation," Moral Psychology of Anger, eds. Myisha Cherry and Owen Flanagan. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018, pp 1-13.
  • "Race, Multiplicity, and Impure Coalitions of Resistance," Philosophizing the Americas: An Inter-American Discourse, eds. Jacoby Adeshei Carter and Hernando A. Estévez. New York: Fordham University Press, forthcoming.
  • "New Descriptions, New Possibilities," Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2018, pp. 168-178.
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • "Insurrectionist Ethics and Racism" The Oxford Handbook of Race and Philosophy, ed. Naomi Zack. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017, pp. 225-234.
  • "Insurrectionist Ethics and Thoreau," Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Vol. 49, No. 1, Winter 2013, pp. 29-45.
  • “Agrarian Ideals and Practices: Comments on Paul B. Thompson's The Agrarian Vision,” The Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Volume 25, Issue 4 (2012), 535-541.
  • "Putting Some Peirce into Symbolic Logic," Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Spring 2008, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 212-214.
  • "Locke, Alain," American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia, eds. John Lachs and Robert Talisse. New York: Routledge, 2007.
  • "Collectivistic Individualism: Dewey and MacIntyre," Contemporary Pragmatism, June 2006, Vol. 3, No. 1, 71-85.
  • "A Lack of Sympathetic Understanding in the Classroom: Remarks from a Graduate Student Instructor," The APA Newsletter on Teaching in Philosophy, Fall 2004, Vol. 4, No. 1, 12-14.

Research Interests

McBride specializes in American philosophy, ethics, and political philosophy. His current research project focuses on ethics and insurrection, attempting to articulate the character traits, modes of comportment, and reasoning strategies that marshal resistance to oppression. He has additional research interests in philosophy of race, philosophy of food, and environmental philosophy.