Thomas Meagher

I am a philosopher, phenomenologist, and political theorist who works in the areas of Africana philosophy, philosophy of race and gender, existentialism, and philosophy of science. I am an assistant professor of philosophy at Sam Houston State University and have a PhD in philosophy from University of Connecticut. I am on the editorial board for the APA blog Black Issues in Philosophy and serve on the awards committee for the Caribbean Philosophical Association, where I am also currently the secretary of institutional memory and archiving.

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“The Decolonial Reduction and the Transcendental-Phenomenological Reduction.” Philosophy and Global Affairs 1:1 (2021), pp. 72-96.

"Existential Psychoanalysis and Sociogeny." Sartre Studies International 27:2 (2021), pp. 48-59.

“The Spirit of Seriousness and Decolonisation.” AlterNATION 33 (2021), pp. 114-133.

“Political Service through the Human Sciences: Woodson’s Mis-Education of the Negro as Political Philosophy.” Southern Journal of Philosophy 59:3, September 2021, pp. 342-361. (Can be read here without subscription.)

“Theorizing the Ideally Non-Ideal: Sanín-Restrepo’s Decolonizing Democracy and Political Philosophy.” The GCAS Review 2019.

“Darkwater’s Existentialist Socialism.” Socialism and Democracy 32:3, December 2018, pp. 81-104.

“Ethics of Freedom, Politics for Decolonization: Thoughts on Devin Zane Shaw’s Philosophy of Antifascism.” Black Issues in Philosophy, Aug. 17, 2021.

“Decrypting Caliban’s Immanence: A Meditation on Ricardo Sanín-Restrepo’s Being and Contingency.” Caliban’s Readings, July 20, 2021.

“LaRose Parris’s Being Apart as a Contribution to Existential Phenomenology.” Black Issues in Philosophy, Sep. 3, 2019.

“Stain Removal’s Metaethical and Metaphilosophical Implications.” Black Issues in Philosophy, Jan. 22, 2019.

“Dwayne Tunstall as Africana Philosopher.” Black Issues in Philosophy, Oct. 17, 2018.

“On Teaching Anna Julia Cooper’s ‘What Are We Worth?’ in Introductory Courses.” Black Issues in Philosophy, May 30, 2018.

“Losing Ground as Existential Reflection on Philosophy.” Black Issues in Philosophy, Mar. 16, 2018.