Cornel West & Philosophy: The Quest for Social Justice
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Cornel West's reputation as a public and celebrity intellectual has overshadowed his important contributions to philosophy. Professor Clarence Shole Johnson provides a rectification of this situation in this benchmark, thought-provoking book. After a brief biographical sketch, Johnson leads us through a comprehensive examination of West's philosophy from his conceptions of pragmatism, existentialism, Marxism, and Prophetic Christianity to his persuasive writings on black-Jewish relations, affirmative action, and the role of black intellectuals. Special focus is given to West's writings on ethics and social justice, and how these inform his entire theoretical framework. Cornel West and Philosophy is a unique and indispensable guide to West's diverse philosophical writings.
|Keywords||African Americans Intellectual life African American philosophy Social justice African Americans Politics and government Christianity and politics African Americans Civil rights Racism|
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Clarence Sholé Johnson (2009). Reading Between the Lines: Kathryn Gines on Hannah Arendt and Antiblack Racism. Southern Journal of Philosophy 47 (S1):77-83.
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