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Keeping faith : philosophy and race in America

Author: Cornel West
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1993.
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In Keeping Faith, Cornel West - author of the bestselling Race Matters - puts forward his ideas about race and about philosophy. West's powerful voice ranges widely across issues of race and culture, the role of the black intellectual, politics and philosophy in America, art and architecture, questions of legal theory, and the future of liberal thought. In a time of decay and discouragement in the black community
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cornel West
ISBN: 0415904862 9780415904865 0415910285 9780415910286
OCLC Number: 27974799
Description: xvii, 319 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Cultural criticism and race --
The new cultural politics of difference --
Black critics and the pitfalls of canon formation --
A note on race and architecture --
Horace Pippin's challenge to art criticism --
The dilemma of the black intellectual --
Philosophy and political engagement --
Theory, pragmatisms and politics --
Pragmatism and the sense of the tragic --
The historicist turn in philosophy of religion --
The limits of neopragmatism --
On George Lukács --
Fredric Jameson's American Marxism --
Law and culture --
Reassessing the critical legal studies movement --
Critical legal studies and a liberal critic --
Charles Taylor and the critical legal studies movement --
The role of law in progressive politics --
Explaining race --
Race and social theory --
The paradox of the African American rebellion.
Responsibility: Cornel West.
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