Research/Areas of Interest:

Ethics, Political and Social philosophy


  • PhD, Harvard University, Cambridge, United States, 1999
  • AB, Princeton University, Princeton, United States


Lionel K. McPherson received his PhD in philosophy from Harvard University and graduated summa cum laude with an AB in philosophy from Princeton University. His research interests include normativity, the basis and extent of obligations, war and terrorism, and race. Between philosophy schoolings, he worked at Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) and wrote arts criticism. His interests outside of philosophy include film, music, and sports.