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A companion to African-American philosophy

Author: Tommy Lee Lott; John P Pittman
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2003.
Series: Blackwell companions to philosophy, 25.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary collection of newly commissioned articles brings together distinguished voices in the field of Africana philosophy and African-American social and political thought. Topics covered include philosophic traditions; the moral and political legacy of slavery; Africa and diaspora thought; gender, race, and racism; legal and social philosophy; and aesthetics and cultural values. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Companion to African-American philosophy.
Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2003
(DLC) 2002066640
(OCoLC)49719159
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tommy Lee Lott; John P Pittman
ISBN: 0585488207 9780585488202 1280285532 9781280285530 9781557868398 1557868395
OCLC Number: 53971363
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 465 pages).
Contents: Philosophy and the Afro-American experience / Cornel West --
African-American existential philosophy / Lewis R. Gordon --
African-American philosophy: a Caribbean perspective / Paget Henry --
Modernisms in black / Frank M. Kirkland --
The crisis of the black intellectual / Hortense J. Spillers --
Kant and knowledge of disappearing expression / Ronald A.T. Judy --
Social contract theory, slavery, and the antebellum courts / Anita L. Allen and Thaddeus Pope --
The morality of reparations II / Bernard R. Boxill --
Afrocentricity: critical considerations / Lucius T. Outlaw, Jr.--
African retentions / Tommy L. Lott --
African philosophy at the turn of the century / Albert G. Mosley --
Some group matters: intersectionality, situated standpoints, and black feminist thought / Patricia Hill Collins --
Radicalizing feminisms from "the movement era" / Joy A. James --
Philosophy and racial paradigms / Naomi Zack --
Racial classification and public policy / David Theo Goldberg --
White supremacy / Charles W. Mills --
Self-respect, fairness, and living morally / Laurence M. Thomas --
The legacy of Plessy v. Ferguson / Michele Moody-Adams --
Some reflections on the Brown decision and its aftermath / Howard McGary --
Contesting the ambivalence and hostility to affirmative action within the black community / Luke C. Harris --
Subsistence welfare benefits as property interests: legal theories and moral considerations / Rudolph V. Vanterpool --
Racism and health care: a medical ethics issue / Annette Dula --
Racialized punishment and prison abolition / Angela Y. Davis --
The Harlem renaissance and philosophy / Leonard Harris --
Critical theory, aesthetics, and black modernity / Lorenzo C. Simpson --
Black cinema and aesthetics / Clyde R. Taylor --
Thanatic pornography, interracial rape, and the Ku Klux Klan / T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting --
Lynching and burning rituals in African American literature / Trudier Harris-Lopez --
Rap as art and philosophy / Richard Shusterman --
Microphone commandos: rap music and political ideology / Bill E. Lawson --
Sports, political philosophy, and the African American / Gerald Early.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to philosophy, 25.
Responsibility: edited by Tommy L. Lott and John P. Pittman.

Abstract:

This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary collection of newly commissioned articles brings together distinguished voices in the field of Africana philosophy and African-American social and political thought. Topics covered include philosophic traditions; the moral and political legacy of slavery; Africa and diaspora thought; gender, race, and racism; legal and social philosophy; and aesthetics and cultural values. The volume provides a comprehensive critical survey of African-American philosophical thought by leading authorities. Addressing key themes, it will serve as a benchmark work of reference for courses in philosophy, social and political thought, legal studies, liberal studies, cultural studies, American studies, and African-American studies.

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