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Jacoby Adeshei Carter

Department Chair

  • Philosophy
  • College of Arts & Sciences


Jacoby Adeshei Carter is an Associate Professor of Philosophy, and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Howard University. Professor Carter’s research interests include Africana philosophy, social and political philosophy, value theory (applied ethics), philosophy of race and pragmatism, especially, the philosophy of Alain Locke. Dr. Carter is the Director of the Alain Leroy Locke Society, author of African American Contributions to the Americas’ Cultures: A Critical Edition of Lectures by Alain Locke and co-editor of Philosophic Values and World Citizenship: Locke to Obama and Beyond. Dr. Carter is also the editor of the African American Philosophy and the Diaspora Book Series published by Palgrave/Macmillan.

Education & Expertise



Purdue University


Areas of Specialization

African American Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Pragmatism, Social and Political Philosophy, Alain Locke

Related Articles

Pragmatism and Race

Forthcoming in the Routledge Handbook of Pragmatism

Harlem Renaissance: An Interpretation of Racialized Art and Ethics

Co-authored with Sheena Michele Mason for the Oxford Handbook of Ethics and Art forthcoming 2023