Social and Political Philosophy, Critical Philosophy of Race, Africana Philosophy, and Continental Philosophy


Justin Fugo received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Temple University. His research is a practice of liberatory philosophical critique, and broadly aims to: 1) foster social transformation through innovative engagement with persistent philosophical problems, as well as contemporary real-world issues; 2) alter the academic landscape by drawing on marginalized traditions in order to render the philosophical canon more inclusive and diverse, and to offer alternative resources for fueling said innovative engagement.

Central to his recent research is an argument for the responsibility of combatting conditions of oppression and domination, with a particular focus on racial injustice. He prioritizes the imperative of transforming conditions of oppression and domination because, he argues, restricted opportunities for self-development and meaningful social contribution (oppression), and restricted opportunities to participate in decision-making processes that affect one’s life (domination), are the primary obstacles to human flourishing in that they inhibit people from meaningfully exercising their agency and cultivating a positive sense of self-worth.


Selected Publications

Courses Taught

  • Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life
  • Honors Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life
  • Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good
  • Honors Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good
  • Philosophy of African American Experiences