theodore d. locke

I am currently a visiting assistant professor at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Between fall 2019 and spring 2022, I was at Concordia University in the beautiful city of Montreal. My first appointment was at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. I graduated with a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Miami, Spring 2018.

I work on issues in metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophical logic. I am currently writing a book manuscript on deflationary approaches to counterpossibles and metaphysical explanation. I also work on issues at the intersection of social ontology and social philosophy.

I can teach a broad range of philosophy courses. In particular, I'm passionate about teaching courses that show students the wide application of metaphysics and philosophy of language such as social ontology, the philosophy of love, and self and other.

In addition to philosophy, I enjoy criticism, literature, and poetry. I recently published an essay in Passage, a peer reviewed journal for hybrid scholars published by Hasselt University. In this essay, I use personal narrative, prose poetry, and philosophical methods to argue that grief is a response to a metaphysical injury.

I am also in love with mountains and backpacking. All cover photos are from my amazing journeys through the backcountry.

You can download my CV here.

Contact: theolocke at gmail dot com