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Corey Barnes

Assistant Professor

PhD, University of Memphis, 2016

Corey L. Barnes specializes in Africana Philosophy, the philosophy of race, and social and political philosophy, particularly as it concerns cosmopolitanism and democratic theory. In his current research, Barnes aims to systematize many different parts of Alain Locke’s philosophy (e.g., his democratic theory, philosophy of race, value theory, and philosophies of education, art, religion), arguing that what connects the parts of Locke’s philosophy is an underlying commitment to cosmopolitanism. Additionally, Barnes’ current research focuses on early Black intellectuals such as Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, Alexander Crummell, Edward Blyden, and others, issues surrounding stereotyping, the historical development of race as a concept, and the metaphysics of race.

  • Alain Locke on the Theoretical Foundations for a Just and Successful Peace (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022)
Selected Essays:
  • “An Account of Normative Stereotyping”, Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy Vol. 21 (3) (2022), 396-421.
  • Imperatives of Peace: A Lockean Justification for Cosmopolitan Principles”, The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence Vol. 17 (1) (2017), 5-31.