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Patrick Goodin

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Professor Goodin was born on the island of Jamaica and received his Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research in New York City. He chaired the Philosophy Department for several years and also served as Co-Director of the Caribbean Studies Program here at Howard. He is also one of the founding members of the Caribbean Philosophical Association.


  • On the Very Idea of an Afro-Caribbean Philosophy, Africana Philosophy 2000 vol. 13, no. 12 pp.143-151
  • Appiah and DuBois: On Racial Identity forthcoming in Black Philosophers Confronting Crises of Community ed. Robert Birt, Rowman and Littlefield.


Research interests: Ancient Greek Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy and Afro-Caribbean Philosophy 
office: 534 Howard Center
phone: (202) 238-2380

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