Joshua Blander

Associate Professor of Philosophy

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Josh Blander is currently Associate Professor of Philosophy at The King’s College in New York City.  He completed his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), after earning an M.A. in philosophy at Biola University and majoring in political science at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to teaching at King’s, he was a Fellow in Medieval Philosophy at Georgetown University.  His primary areas of research are in late medieval philosophy and contemporary metaphysics.

In fall 2016, he was a fellow at the Biola University Center for Christian Thought, where he worked on theological and philosophical accounts of humility, with special attention to the overlooked tradition of humility in Hebrew Scripture.  His work on humility has also led to projects on the nature of the capital vices, the medieval philosophical emphasis on the role of pride in the fall of Lucifer, and the value of John Duns Scotus’ doctrine of the univocity of being in predicating moral attributes of God.

Although he spent much of his adult life in southern California (and being born there, as well), Josh grew up in rural Pennsylvania, which has resulted in deep, abiding loyalties to Philadelphia sports teams. Since moving from beautiful southern California to New Jersey, he, his wife, and his two children have been wondering where all the fantastic Mexican food went.

Time at King's: August 2011 to July 2023


Ph.D. Philosophy
University of California, Los Angeles

M.A. Philosophy
Biola University

B.A. Political Science
University of Pennsylvania