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Cornel West and the politics of prophetic pragmatism

Author: Mark David Wood
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2000.
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"In this critique of the work of Harvard University professor Cornel West, Mark David Wood examines West's philosophy of prophetic pragmatism. Combining elements of Christianity, pragmatism, and Marxism, West has articulated a liberationist "theology of the streets" that seeks to expand freedom and democracy throughout society." "Wood evaluates the political consequences of a shift in West's position from an  Read more...
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Named Person: Cornel West; Cornel West; Cornel West
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark David Wood
ISBN: 0252025784 9780252025785
OCLC Number: 43036758
Description: 239 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Christian-Marxist dialogue and the end of liberation theology --
Race, class, power --
Racism and the struggle for working class democracy --
The pragmatic concept of truth, reality, and politics --
The past, present, and future of American pragmatism --
Saving the nation in the era of transnational capitalism --
Prophetic pragmatism and the American evasion of class struggle --
The future of revolutionary democratic politics.
Responsibility: Mark David Wood.

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Combining elements of Christianity, pragmatism, and Marxism, Cornel West has articulated a liberationist 'theology of the streets' that seeks to expand freedom and democracy in society. This work  Read more...

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"A strong critique of West from the vantage point of the Left." -- Choice ADVANCE PRAISE "Cornel West is without question the most influential progressive scholar of our time. Mark David Wood Read more...

 
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