James Kinkaid

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Boston University

Areas of Interest: Phenomenology (especially Edmund Husserl and Jean-Paul Sartre), Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Logic 

Personal Homepage:  https://sites.google.com/view/jameskinkaid

Email: james.kinkaid@bilkent.edu.tr
Phone: +90-312-290 1345
Office:  HZ-41



James Kinkaid received his Ph.D. from Boston University in 2019. Before coming to Bilkent he taught at Boston College and Boston University. His research focuses on the phenomenological tradition, with particular emphasis on the work of Edmund Husserl and Jean-Paul Sartre. He is especially interested in what this tradition has to say about metaphysics (e.g., idealism, monism, material constitution), the philosophy of mind (e.g., phenomenal intentionality), and the philosophy of logic (e.g., non-classical logic). His work has appeared in the British Journal for the History of Philosophy, the European Journal of Philosophy, Inquiry, Mind, and The Southern Journal of Philosophy. In 2023 he was the recipient of the APA’s Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize for his article “Phenomenology, Anti-realism, and the Knowability Paradox”, which appeared in the European Journal of Philosophy (2022). In his free time he enjoys reading science fiction, playing board games, and listening to music.


Sample publications

Kinkaid, J. (forthcoming). Phenomenology and Metaphysics in Being and Time. Res Philosophica.

Kinkaid, J. (forthcoming). Idealism and Transparency in Sartre’s Ontological Proof. Inquiry.

Kinkaid, J. (2022). Phenomenology, Anti-Realism, and the Knowability Paradox. European Journal of Philosophy, 30 (3): 1010-27. [awarded the APA’s Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize]

Kinkaid, J. (2022). Hermeneutics in Heidegger’s Science of Being. The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 60 (2), 194-220.  

Kinkaid, J. (2020). What Would a Phenomenology of Logic Look Like?” Mind, 129 (516): 1009-31.

Kinkaid, J. (2020). Phenomenology and the Stratification of Reality, European Journal of Philosophy, 28 (4): 892-910. 

Kinkaid, J. (2019). Phenomenology, Idealism, and the Legacy of Kant. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 27 (3): 593-614.