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Cornel West and philosophy : the quest for social justice

Author: Clarence Johnson
Publisher: New York, USA : Routledge, Inc, 2003
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After a brief biographical sketch, Johnson examines West's philosophy from his conceptions of pragmatism, existentialism, Marxism and Prophetic Christianity to his persuasive writings on black-Jewish  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clarence Johnson
ISBN: 0415940745 9780415940740 0415940737 9780415940733
OCLC Number: 473836439
Description: 226 s
Contents: Chapter 1. The Centrality of Social Justice in the Philosophic Writings of Cornel West Chapter 2. Reading West as Pragmatist and Existentialist Chapter 3. West as a Humanistic Scholar: Rhetoric and Practice Chapter 4. On African American Critical Thought and the Quest for Social Justice Chapter 5. On the Black-Jewish Conflict and the Consequences for Social Justice Chapter 6. Reflections on West's Proto-Marxian Outlook on Affirmative Action Chapter 7. Modernity and Social Justice: Foregrounding Philosophers on Race.

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'This is an excellent book and a must-read for anyone interested in contemporary problems of social justice and political resistance.' - Lewis R. Gordon

 
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