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  1. Revolution of Conscience Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Philosophy of Nonviolence.Greg Moses - 1997 - New York, NY, USA: Guilford.
    Martin Luther King, Jr., has been widely studied as a preacher, an activist, and an orator, but rarely as an intellectual. This groundbreaking book situates King as one of the most important social and political philosophers of our time, arguing that King's systematic logic of nonviolence is at the same time radically new and deeply rooted in African American intellectual history. Presenting a comprehensive genealogy of King's thought, Moses traces the influence of key African American thinkers and shows how King's (...)
     
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  2. The Critical Pragmatism of Alain Locke: A Reader on Value Theory, Aesthetics, Community, Culture, Race, and Education.Nancy Fraser, Astrid Franke, Sally J. Scholz, Mark Helbling, Judith M. Green, Richard Shusterman, Beth J. Singer, Jane Duran, Earl L. Stewart, Richard Keaveny, Rudolph V. Vanterpool, Greg Moses, Charles Molesworth, Verner D. Mitchell, Clevis Headley, Kenneth W. Stikkers, Talmadge C. Guy, Laverne Gyant, Rudolph A. Cain, Blanche Radford Curry, Segun Gbadegesin, Stephen Lester Thompson & Paul Weithman (eds.) - 1999 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In its comprehensive overview of Alain Locke's pragmatist philosophy this book captures the radical implications of Locke's approach within pragmatism, the critical temper embedded in Locke's works, the central role of power and empowerment of the oppressed and the concept of broad democracy Locke employed.
     
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    The Acorn Visions.Barry L. Gan, Sanjay Lal & Greg Moses - 2016 - The Acorn 16 (1-2):3-8.
    After decades of service to The Acorn, editor Barry Gan--who received the journal from founding editor Ha Poong Kim--has passed the responsibility along. We are happy to announce that the editorial and business office of The Acorn has found a new home at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies of Texas State University. For more than a decade, The Acorn has been affiliated with a society that we have recently renamed the Gandhi, King, Chavez, Addams Society (GKCAS). The new (...)
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    A Compass for Valuation: Peircean Realism in Alain Locke's Functional Theory of Value.Greg Moses - 2013 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 27 (4):402-424.
    When Alain Locke developed a philosophy of valuation that he termed “functional relativism,” he contrasted his position to “value realism,” apparently because he wanted to keep valuations free from being bound to status quo existence. This article considers Locke's philosophy of valuation in relation to the “realism” of Charles S. Peirce in order to show that there is an approach to realism that answers to requirements of dynamic, evolutionary growth and creativity. The argument begins by placing Locke's cardinal values onto (...)
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  5. A Shocking Gap Made Visible: King's Pacifist Materialism and the Method of Nonviolent Social Change.Greg Moses - 2012 - In Robert Birt (ed.), The Liberatory Thought of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Critical Essays on the Philosopher King. Lanham, MD 20706, USA: pp. 263-73.
    Contrary to common belief, Martin Luther King, Jr. does not refute the right to violence. Yet in situations where a right to violence would obtain, King chooses nonviolence. While King's renunciation is often articulated in terms of ideal obligations to transcendent principles, this study makes the case that nonviolence may be preferred for material effects. In fact, King often articulated the case for nonviolence in two modes: the better known transcendental mode and the lesser studied material mode, what is here (...)
     
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  6. Between Gandhi 150 and Sept. 11, 2021.Greg Moses - 2019 - The Acorn 19 (2):71-74.
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    Cultivating Cultures of Struggle.Greg Moses - 2015 - Radical Philosophy Review 18 (1):115-124.
    Drawing on contexts of critical theory offered by Simone de Beauvoir, Herbert Marcuse, and Angela Davis, this article argues that Alain Locke’s theory of valuation should be of interest to theorists who apprehend struggle as a process of desire. Locke’s value theory with its classification of “form-feelings” may be used to develop appreciation for value’s genealogical dependence on desire. This has consequences for theorizing the challenges faced by liberation from oppressive structures. A case study is provided from popular film.
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  8. Charles Sanders Peirce and a Religious Metaphysics of Nature Leon Niemoczynski God and the World of Signs: Trinity, Evolution, and the Metaphysical Semiotics of C. S. Peirce Andrew Robinson.Greg Moses - 2013 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 49 (1):120.
    This review of books by Niemoczynski and Robinson considers how semiotic processes of consciousness posited by Pierce yield insights into experiences usually categorized as religious. For Niemoczynski, consciousness experiences iconic representation and then disruptions of it. Conscious responds to such disruptions by means of abduction, and this is the seed of transcendence. Niemoczynski develops these processes with attention to Schelling, Heidegger, Deleuze, Corrington, and Badiou. Turning to Robinson's book, we find a deep inquiry into trinitarian logic that considers early work (...)
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    Desire at the Docks.Greg Moses - 2006 - Radical Philosophy Today 3:1-9.
    In this introductory essay the editor places the broad movement of Marxist philosophy into a tradition that, since Plato, has endeavored to stimulate desire for concepts of justice in contexts of flourishing commercial power. Although Plato and the modern philosopher both know the risks of such undertakings (it was majority rule that put Socrates to death), and although powerful commercial interests have never been altogether comfortable in philosophical company, nevertheless the academy and the work of philosophy proves to be a (...)
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    Editor's Introduction.Greg Moses - 2017 - The Acorn 17 (1):1-3.
    Epicurus, Marcus Aurelius, Mahatma Gandhi, Alain Locke, Howard Thurman, and Dr. Huey Newton comprise central figures of concern in three feature articles of this issue. The fourth feature takes us on a climate march through Washington, D.C. where the central figure of concern is a broken global relationship. In addition, we offer book reviews that take up applications of nonviolence to counter-terrorism, of ethics to immigration, of pacifism to war, and cosmopolitanism to peacebuilding.
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    Editor's Introduction.Greg Moses - 2017 - The Acorn 17 (2):93-94.
    Peace philosophy tests the question of what must be considered in fulfillment of a duty or desire to renounce interpersonal violence in an already violent world. Is one not justified in using violence to defend oneself or others? If interpersonal violence on such grounds may be justified, may one not carry guns? Our feature articles in this issue of The Acorn address those recurring questions from the perspective of classic peace philosophers Leo Tolstoy and Immanuel Kant. Our three book reviews (...)
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    From Canons of Peace to Shoots of Resistance.Greg Moses & Sanjay Lal - 2019 - The Acorn 19 (1):1-3.
    In our feature presentation, “Mahatma Gandhi’s Philosophy of Nonviolence and Truth" Douglas Allen explicates central Gandhian values and concepts in a way that gives readers a kind of ‘one stop’ source for appreciating Gandhi’s nonviolence. In an author-meets-critics dialogue, Court Lewis, author of Repentance and the Right to Forgiveness, defends and clarifies his argument that wrongdoers have a right to forgiveness. Our reviews in this issue invite comparative analysis: Philip J. Rossi’s book on The Ethical Commonwealth in History; a collection (...)
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    Hume's Playful Metaphysics.Greg Moses - 1992 - Hume Studies 18 (1):63-79.
  14. Liberation Between Selves, Sexualities, and War.Greg Moses & Jeffrey Paris - 2006 - Charlottesville, VA, USA: Philosophy Documentation Center.
    During two centuries of industrial revolution, history's most powerful ruling class has been produced, equipped, and armed to the teeth --not just with bullets but also with powerful media and an aggressive ideology of domination. Increasingly, the democratic institutions crafted at the dawn of capitalism are being undermined or overrun by corporate and financial overseers. Despite the fact that history gives ample reason to fear the worst for the future, social and political theory can be a form of resistance and (...)
     
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  15. Martin Luther King, Jr.Greg Moses - 2011 - In D. K. Chatterjee (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Justice. Dordrecht, Netherlands:
    Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in the family home on Auburn Ave. in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929, as the second child of Alberta and Rev. M.L. King. Alberta’s husband had taken up the duties of her father as pastor of the nearby Ebenezer Baptist Church, and her second son was destined to assume leadership of the congregation and community that had nurtured the family life. -/- Along with his older sister, Christine, and his younger brother A.D., the (...)
     
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  16. Martinot’s Machinery of Whiteness. [REVIEW]Greg Moses - 2011 - Patterns of Prejudice 45 (4).
     
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    Nonviolence Inside Out: King's 'Six Challenges' for a People in Struggle.Greg Moses - 2000 - The Acorn 10 (2):19-29.
    As if anticipating the thesis that we live at the end of history, Martin Luther King, Jr., argued that we live in perpetual struggle against evil and injustice. In his last monograph, King outlined six challenges facing black Americans seeking justice. These six challenges may be generalized into a nonviolent theory of social struggle applicable to various contexts. King's six challenges are reviewed: somebodyness, group identity, existing freedoms, powerful action programs, continuing organization, and a revolution of values. In this framework, (...)
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    Negotiable, Sociable Selves.Greg Moses - 2003 - Radical Philosophy Review 6 (1):85-88.
    A review of Allison Weir’s book, Sacrificial Logics: Feminist Theory and the Critique of Identity, Routledge, 1996. Weir argues that even among feminists, ontological theories of self often commit the fallacy of sacrifice. Such ‘sacrificial logics’ presuppose that one self may only emerge in opposition to some other self; the birth of one implying the sacrifice of another. Weir does not dispute that self-developments in history often assume the costly logic of sacrifice, but she does not want us to import (...)
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    Pacifism and Nonviolence as Philosophical Mandate.Greg Moses - 2018 - The Acorn 18 (1):1-4.
    Long about 2014 or 2015 Andrew Fiala was negotiating the title of a handbook project. Meanwhile, in March of 2016, editors of The Acorn were deliberating a revised subtitle for the journal. Both projects landed on the same key terms: pacifism and nonviolence. A zeitgeist was afoot. In this volume, we present Fiala’s framing of philosophical pacifism. Exemplary virtues still by and large belong to the warrior (nor are we here to dismiss the warrior’s honor as such.) Yet, as Steven (...)
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    Peace Philosophy and Public Life: Commitments, Crises, and Concepts for Engaged Thinking.Greg Moses & Gail M. Presbey (eds.) - 2014 - Editions Rodopi.
    To a world assaulted by private interests, this book argues that peace must be a public thing. Distinguished philosophers of peace have always worked publicly for public results. Opposing nuclear proliferation, organizing communities of the disinherited, challenging violence within status quo establishments, such are the legacies of truly engaged philosophers of peace. This volume remembers those legacies, reviews the promise of critical thinking for crises today, and expands the free range of thinking needed to create more mindful and peaceful relations. (...)
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  21. Racism.Greg Moses - 2011 - In D. K. Chatterjeee (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Justice. Dordrecht, Netherlands:
    Racism in its more rigorous usage denotes a complex process of collective injustice whereby one group of people effectively enforces upon another group of people a system of social subordination and economic exploitation. -/- Although the term has been developed to specifically address relations between groups distinguished by racialized traits, which are ultimately arbitrary, the dynamics of racism also offer invaluable first approximations for modeling collective oppression as such. Historically, movements against racism, such as slavery abolition, antiapartheid, or civil rights, (...)
     
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    Race-Ing Justice: Randall Kennedy’s Race, Crime, and the Law. [REVIEW]Greg Moses - 1998 - Radical Philosophy Review 1 (2):150-156.
    This review of Randall Kennedy's book--Race, Crime, and the Law--argues that Kennedy provides useful evidence to indict the prevalence of racism at the turn of the 21st Century but that Kennedy's definition of racism, which relies on explicit discriminatory intent, is too narrow to account for the value of statistical approaches that he presents. A logic of disparate impact is necessary to diagnose and remedy the systematic oppressions of racism. The reviewer also considers a structural relationship between liberal and radical (...)
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  23. Revolution of Conscience: MLK, Jr. And the Philosophy of Nonviolence (Kindle E-Book Edition).Greg Moses - 2018 - Austin, TX: Kindle.
    Martin Luther King, Jr. developed a philosophical logic of nonviolence in terms of equality, structure, nonviolent direct action, and love. Here we look at the way King's analysis makes use of each concept with a special view to the context of other Black activist intellectuals. This ebook is a slightly edited version of earlier print editions.
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    The Acorn in Transition.Greg Moses - 2016 - The Acorn 16 (1):1-2.
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  25. Time and Punishment in an Anesthetic World Order.Greg Moses - 2007 - In Mechthild Nagel & Seth N. Asumah (eds.), Prisons and Punishment: Reconsidering Global Penality. Trenton, NJ, USA: pp. 71-75.
    "Do the Crime, Do the Time," is a commonplace formula for the meaning of incarceration. But time is precisely what a person is prevented from doing under conditions of incarceration. The prison regime becomes increasingly inhuman as time is displaced, represented in the extreme manifestation of solitary confinement, where all meaning of time is purged to the point that "the box" in New York houses 4.4 percent of inmates and accounts for 31.6 percent of suicides as reported in 2001.
     
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  26. To Begin Where We Have Not Yet Reached: Affirmative Action in the Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.Greg Moses - 1998 - NWSA Journal 10 (3):54-72.
    A recent trend in scholarship argues that certain features of affirmative action logic, such as group identification, quotas, and preferential treatments would be contradictory to principles of individual merit, nondiscrimination, and personal achievement that were once advocated by Martin Luther King, jr. On the contrary this paper will argue that King’s authority may be understood to clearly support the emergence of affirmative action principles. Furthermore, King offered an ethical framework that may prove helpful in resolving many of the problems that (...)
     
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    Toward Evolutionary Inclusion: Inspired by Campbell's Celebration of James.Greg Moses - 2019 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 55 (1):60.
    In James Campbell's new book on William James, the greatest hits are covered: stream of consciousness, radical empiricism, will to believe, moral equivalent of war, varieties of religious experience, pluralism, and an open universe. Seven great concepts and maybe another seventy lesser relatives are skillfully presented in an organized, patient, and scholarly style. Campbell's wit comes through, repeatedly referring to James as a psycholopher, neither quite psychologist nor philosopher. At times we find Campbell defending James, for example against so many (...)
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  28. Two Lockes Two Keys: Tolerance and Reciprocity in a Culture of Democracy.Greg Moses - 1999 - In Leonard Harris (ed.), The Critical Pragmatism of Alain Locke. Lanham, MD 20706, USA: pp. 161-174.
    Alain Locke makes epochal contributions to a philosophy of progressive democracy when he presents the human community as irreducibly arranged in "psychological tribes" or groups, which, in turn, require principles of intergroup relations. Thus, Locke develops a concept of functional reciprocity that allows us to evaluate group dynamics as more or less democratic. This is an advance on classic liberal theory of democracy found in the work of John Locke, for whom democracy is an arrangement between individuals who may establish (...)
     
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  29. Unmasking Through Naming: Toward an Ethic and Africology of Whiteness.Greg Moses - 2005 - In George Yancey (ed.), White on White / Black on Black. Lanham, MD 20706, USA: pp. 49-70.
    Given the loud and pernicious history of white supremacy, obvious conclusions would encourage us to abolish all vestiges of racialized naming. Nevertheless, following plain formulas encouraged by Frederick Douglass and MLK, Jr. this chapter argues that justice still demands instances of radicalized naming. When we focus on racism as a legacy of unjust naming only, we neglect the newer half of the problem, because the power of white supremacy is also to be found in what is not named when naming (...)
     
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  30. 1. Front Matter Front Matter (Pp. I-Iii).John Valentine, Jon Fennell, Stephen Leach, Greg Moses, Juha Hiedanpää & Daniel W. Bromley - 2013 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 27 (4).
     
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  31. White on White/Black on Black.George Yancey, Cornel West, Kal Alston, Molefi Kete Asante, Bettina G. Bergo, Robert Bernasconi, Janine Jones, Chris Cuomo, Clarence Sholé Johnson, John H. Mcclendon Iii, Greg Moses, Monique Roelofs, Crispin Sartwell & Anna Stubblefield - 2005 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    White on White/Black on Black is a unique contribution to the philosophy of race. The text explores how 14 philosophers, 7 white and 7 black, philosophically understand the dynamics of the process of racialization.
     
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