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Philip Yaure

Philip Yaure, Assistant Professor

Philip Yaure
Philip Yaure, Assistant Professor

Department of  Philosophy
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Philip Yaure is an assistant professor of philosophy at Virginia Tech. He completed his PhD in philosophy at Columbia University.

Yaure works in social and political philosophy and anti-racist critical theory. His research addresses topics including citizenship, political judgment and expertise, resistance, oppression, and the nature of political community. He engages with these topics through the history of Black political thought in the US, focusing on the antebellum period.

Yaure also has substantial research interests in early modern philosophy, especially on the role of humility in the epistemology of 17th century thinkers Margaret Cavendish and John Locke.

For more information about Dr. Yaure's work, visit his professional website:

  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Race
  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • PhD in Philosophy, Columbia University, 2020
  • MPhil in Philosophy, Columbia University, 2019
  • MA in Philosophy, Columbia University, 2017
  • BA in Philosophy and Medieval Studies, University of Chicago, 2014
  • Mellow Prize, Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, for “On Plantation Politics: Citizenship and Antislavery Resistance in Douglass’s My Bondage and My Freedom,” 2020

Journal Articles

  • “Declaration in Douglass’s My Bondage and My Freedom,” American Political Thought, forthcoming
  • "Deliberation and Emancipation: Some Critical Remarks," Ethics 129 (1) October 2018: 8-38

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