John McClendon
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History of Philosophy; Philosophy of Race; Social & Political Philosophy


Dr. John H. McClendon III is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University. His areas of interests include: African American philosophers and philosophical traditions; African philosophy, Marxism, philosophy of sports and the African American experience as well as philosophy of religion and African Americans. He is the author of C. L. R. James’s Notes on Dialectics: Left-Hegelianism or Marxism-Leninism (Lexington Books, 2005) andBeyond the White Shadow: Philosophy, Sports, and the African-American Experience, which he co-authored with Dr. Stephen C. Ferguson II (Kendall Hunt, 2012). He is Co-editor of the African American philosophy series for Brill Publishers, Co-editor of the American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy of the Black Experience, a Consulting Editor of the Journal of the American Philosophical Association, Advisory Board Member of Blackpast.Org, serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal, Cultural Logic and the Editorial Board of the Journal on African Philosophy.

University News

Alumnus Works for Student Betterment and Equity
Published March 17, 2021 in College of Arts & Letters
The high school years can be one of the most crucial moments in a student’s education. For Robert Munro, Concord Academy’s Dean of Academic Program and Equity and an alumnus of the College of…Read now »
College Saddened by Passing of Long-Serving Faculty Member
Published October 26, 2020 in College of Arts & Letters
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The College of Arts & Letters is saddened by the passing of one of its longest-serving faculty members, former Associate Professor of Philosophy, James Roper, who retired from Michigan State…Read now »