A Companion to African-American Philosophy (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy)

A Companion to African-American Philosophy (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy)

By: Tommy L. Lott (editor), John P. Pittman (editor)Hardback

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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. * Provides a comprehensive critical survey of African--American philosophical thought. * Collects wide--ranging, multidisciplinary, newly commissioned articles in one authoritative volume. * Serves as a benchmark work of reference for courses in philosophy, social and political thought, cultural studies, and African--American studies.

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Tommy L. Lott is Professor of Philosophy at San Jose State University. He is author of The Invention of Race (Blackwell, 1999), editor of Subjugation and Bondage: Critical Essays on Slavery and Social Philosophy (1998), African--American Philosophy (2001), and co--editor of The Idea of Race (2000), and Philosophers on Race (Blackwell, 2002). John P. Pittman is Chair of the Department of Art, Music, and Philosophy at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. He is editor of African--American Perspectives and Philosophical Traditions (1996) and Associate Editor of the journal Philosophia Africana.


Notes on Contributors. Preface. Acknowledgments. Part I: Philosophic Traditions. 1. Philosophy and the Afro--American Experience. (Cornel West). 2. African--American Existential Philosophy. (Lewis R. Gordon). 3. African--American Philosophy: A Caribbean Perspective. (Paget Henry). 4. Modernisms in Black. (Frank M. Kirkland). 5. The Crisis of the Black Intellectual. (Hortense J. Spillers). Part II: The Moral and Political Legacy of Slavery. 6. Kant and Knowledge of Disappearing Expression. (Ronld A. T. Judy). 7. Social Contract Theory, Slavery, and the Antebellum Courts. (Anita L. Allen and Thaddeus Pope). 8. The Morality of Reparations II. (Bernard R. Boxill). Part III: Africa and Diaspora Thought. 9. "Afrocentricity": Critical Considerations. (Lucius T,. Outlaw, JR. 10. African retentions. (Tommy L. Lott). 11. African Philosophy at the Turn of the Century. (Albert G. Mosley). Part IV: Gender, Race, and Racism. 12. Some Group Matters: Intersectionality, Situated Standpoints, and black Feminist Thought. 13.Radicalizing Feminisms from "The Movement Era." (Joy A. James). 14. Philosophy and Racial Paradigms. (Naomi Zack). 15. Racial Classification and Public Policy. (David Theo Goldberg). 16. White Supremacy. (Charles W. Mills). Part V: Legal and Social Philosophy. 17. Self--Respect, Fairness, and Living Morally. (Laurence M. Thomas). 18. The Legacy of Plessy V. Ferguson. (Michele Moody--Adams). 19. Some Reflections on the Brown Decision and Its Aftermath. (Howard McGary). 20. Contesting the Ambivalence and Hostility to Affirmative Action within the Black Community. (Luke C. Harris). 21. Subsistence Welfare Benefits as Property Interests: Legal Theories and Moral Considerations.(Rudolph V. Vanterpool). 22. Racism and Health Care: A Medical Ethics Issue. (Annete Dula). 23. Racialized Punishment and Prison Abolition. (Angela Y. Davis). Part VI: Aesthetic and Cultural Values. 24. The Harlem Renaissance and Philosophy. (Leonard Harris). 25. Critical theory, Aesthetes, and Black Modernity. (Lorenzo C. Simpson). 26. Black Cinema and Aesthetics. (Clyde R. Taylor). 27. Thanatic Pornography, Interracial Rape, and the Ku Klux Klan. (T. Denean Sharpley--Whiting). 28. Lynching and Burning Rituals in African--American Literature. (Trudier Harris--Lopez). 29. Rap as Art and Philosophy.(Richard Shusterman). 30. Microphone Commandos: rap Music and Political Ideology. (Bill E. Lawson). 31. Sports, Political Philosophy, and the African American. (Gerald Early). Index.

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  • publication date: 16/01/2003
  • ISBN13: 9781557868398
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 488
  • ID: 9781557868398
  • weight: 1130
  • ISBN10: 1557868395

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