Corey Barnes

Corey Barnes
Phone: (619) 260-4109
Office: Founders Hall 165B

Assistant Professor, Philosophy

  • Ph.D., University of Memphis, Philosophy
  • Graduate Certificate, University of Memphis, African American Literature
  • M.A., University of Memphis, Philosophy
  • M.A., Howard University, Philosophy
  • M.A., Union Theological Seminary, Systematic Theology
  • B.A., Fisk University, Religious and Philosophical Studies

Corey L. Barnes came to USD in 2017. Professor Barnes’ research interests are the philosophy of race, social and political philosophy, particularly regarding cosmopolitanism, and Africana philosophy.

Scholarly Work

In his current research, Professor Barnes’ aims to systematize many different parts of Alain Locke’s philosophy (e.g., his philosophical anthropology, value theory, and religious thinking), arguing that what connects the parts of Locke’s philosophy is his underlying commitment to establishing a cosmopolitan community. Further, Professor Barnes’ current research examines questions regarding what race is, what we mean when we use the term, and the historical development of the concept of race.

Areas of Interest

In 2017-2018, Professor Barnes will offer Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Human Nature, and Introduction to Philosophy.