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, Visiting Affiliate Professor, received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University [2009]. He specializes in Immanuel Kant’s epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics. He has published articles on the influence of the early modern philosopher Baumgarten on Kant’s ethical thought [2008, 2010]. He is the editor of “Rethinking Kant” [2011, 2014, 2017]. He just published the paper “Kant’s conception of time in the transcendental aesthetic.” [2016]. His article “Kant’s conception of music” is in preparation. He is currently finishing his book manuscript “Kant’s Transition Project.” Since 2014 he has been the Chair of the Committee of the North American Kant Society (NAKS) in its Eastern Division.