Thomas Meagher

I am a philosopher, phenomenologist, and political theorist who works in the areas of Africana philosophy, Africana political thought, 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 co-editor of the APA blog Black Issues in Philosophy and book reviews editor (North America) for Sartre Studies International. I 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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Walter Rodney and Samir Amin: From Relations of Underdevelopment to Global Decolonization. In Globalizing Political Theory, ed. Rahman/Gordy/Deylami, Routledge, (2022), pp. 99-108.

Sylvia Wynter and the Concept of the Homocene.” Black Issues in Philosophy, Nov. 22, 2022. (Open Access.)

“Strong Black Nihilism and Existential Maturity: On Devon Johnson.” Black Issues in Philosophy, Sep. 27, 2022. (Open Access.)

"When Punks Grow Up." Punk Rock and Philosophy: Research and Destroy, ed. Heter/Greene, Carus ( 2022), pp. 47-56.

"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. (Open Access.)

“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 open access.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Darkwater’s Existentialist Socialism.” Socialism and Democracy 32:3, December 2018, pp. 81-104. Reprinted in Socialism and Democracy in W.E.B. Du Bois’s Life, Thought, and Legacy, ed. Carson/Horne/Sinitiere, Routledge (2020), pp. 81-104.

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

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

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