David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Social Philosophy Today 16:95-112 (2000)
This essay examines Cornel West's position that social justice for the socially marginalized, especially African Americans, can only be obtained through, among other things, a synthesis of Marxian critique of capitalistic culture and hegemony, and Black prophetic theological outlook. I bring out certain limitations in West's position, in particular, what I construe as his tendency to reduce all forms of oppression to the economic. Furthermore, even as I agree with West that capitalism needs to be examined, I argue, on the contrary, that social justice can still be effected within a reformed liberal capitalist system
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Clarence Sholé Johnson (2001). Cornel West, African American Critical Thought, and the Quest for Social Justice. Journal of Social Philosophy 32 (4):547–572.
Howard Mcgary (1997). Racism, Social Justice, and Interracial Coalitions. Journal of Ethics 1 (3):249-264.
Jim Wallis (1994/1995). The Soul of Politics: Beyond "Religious Right" and "Secular Left". Harcourt Brace.
Tyler T. Roberts (1994). Michael Walzer and the Critical Connection. Journal of Religious Ethics 22 (2):333 - 353.
J. Caleb Clanton (2008). Religion in the Public Square? Philosophy in the Contemporary World 15 (1):82-93.
Robert Meister (1996). Beyond Satisfaction: Desire, Consumption, and the Future of Socialism. Topoi 15 (2):189-210.
Cornel West (2009). Truth. In Astra Taylor (ed.), Examined Life: Excursions with Contemporary Thinkers. New Press.
Kerry Walters (2003). Cornel West and the Politics of Prophetic Pragmatism. Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 31 (95):34-37.
Phyllis Curtis-Tweed (2003). Experiences of African American Empowerment: A Jamesian Perspective on Agency. Journal of Moral Education 32 (4):397-409.
J. A. I. Bewaji (1997). Review Essays : Cornel West, Keeping Faith: Philosophy and Race in America. Routledge, New York, 1993. Pp. XVII, 319. £35 (Cloth), £11.99 (Paper. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 27 (2):212-218.
Jeffrey Reiman (1987). The Marxian Critique of Criminal Justice. Criminal Justice Ethics 6 (1):30-50.
A. K. Saran (1963). The Marxian Theory of Social Change. Inquiry 6 (1-4):70 – 128.
Wojciech Sadurski (1984). Social Justice and Legal Justice. Law and Philosophy 3 (3):329 - 354.
Amartya Sen (2009). The Idea of Justice. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
Added to index2011-12-02
Total downloads4 ( #281,195 of 1,413,429 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #154,636 of 1,413,429 )
How can I increase my downloads?