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John Kaag
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Kristie Dotson
Michigan State University
Jacoby Carter
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)
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This symposium examines insurrectionist ethics, the brainchild of Leonard Harris. The position does not stem from one key source; it was born out of Harris’s philosophical interaction with various philosophers over an extended period, including thinkers as diverse as David Walker, Karl Marx, Edward Wilmot Blyden, Alain Locke, and Angela Davis. The driving questions are: What counts as justified protest? Do slaves have a moral duty to insurrect? What character traits and modes to resistance are most conducive to liberation and the amelioration of oppressive material conditions? Insurrectionist ethics is meant to address such questions. This symposium attempts to locate insurrectionist ethics in the work of representative practitioners. To this end, each of the contributors focuses on some historical figure in the American intellectual tradition with hopes of tracing, substantiating, questioning, clarifying, or extending Harris’s claims.
Keywords Insurrectionist ethics  Leonard Harris  David Walker  Maria W. Stewart  Lydia Maria Child  Margaret Garner  Henry David Thoreau
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DOI 10.2979/trancharpeirsoc.49.1.74
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