Loyola University Maryland

Philosophy Department

Oliver Thorndike

Visiting Affiliate Professor of Philosophy

  • Office: HU-050J
  • 410-617-2010
  • othorndike@loyola.edu


  • Johns Hopkins University Ph.D. Philosophy 2009
  • Johns Hopkins University M.A. Philosophy 2005
  • Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany M.A. Philosophy 2000

Areas of Specialization

  • Kant
  • History of Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Art

Recent Courses Taught

  • Phil 201 Foundations of Philosophy
  • Phil 202 Project Modernity
  • Phil 220 Art and Imagination

Oliver Thorndike (Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, M.A. Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany) specializes in Immanuel Kant, the history of philosophy, and the philosophy of art. He is the co-editor of the book series “Rethinking Kant.” He was the Chair of the Committee of the North American Kant Society (NAKS) in its Eastern Division from 2014-7. He is lecturer at Loyola University Maryland, and part time faculty at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. His new book “Kant’s Transition Project and Late Philosophy. Connecting the Opus postumum and Metaphysics of Morals” can be found here: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/kants-transition-project-and-late-philosophy-9781350050310/