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In a world where we continue to settle our differences with guns and bombs, many of us perceive any philosophy of nonviolence as passive, outdated, and intrinsically bound to religious beliefs. We laud one of the most famous proponents of nonviolent resistance, Martin Luther King, Jr., as an activist and orator, but seldom acknowledge him as an important intellectual. Greg Moses's powerful book at last identifies King as one of the greatest thinkers of our time — one whose philosophy has deep, unappreciated roots and lasting consequences. Identifying five fundamental concepts underlying King's philosophy — equality, structure, direct action, love, and justice — this book traces the parameters of his arguments for nonviolence.

Synopsis:

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 concepts of equality, structure, direct action, love, and justice can be seen as strands of a coherent philosophical whole.

 

About the Author

Greg Moses, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Marist College. He lives in Poughkeepsie, New York, and Austin, Texas. A former journalist, he spent 10 years as a contributing writer at the Texas Observer.

 

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction: The Logic of Nonviolence

1. Equality

2. Structure and Race

3. Structure and Class

4. Nonviolent Direct Action

5. Justice and Love

Appendix: A Chronology of Events

Product Details

ISBN:
9781572304079
Subtitle:
Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Philosophy of Nonviolence
Foreword:
Harris, Leonard
Author:
Moses, Greg
Author:
Harris, Leonard
Publisher:
The Guilford Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
King, martin luther, jr., 1929-1968
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Nonviolence
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Critical Perspectives
Publication Date:
19980909
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
238
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , In a world where we continue to settle our differences with guns and bombs, many of us perceive any philosophy of nonviolence as passive, outdated, and intrinsically bound to religious beliefs. We laud one of the most famous proponents of nonviolent resistance, Martin Luther King, Jr., as an activist and orator, but seldom acknowledge him as an important intellectual. Greg Moses's powerful book at last identifies King as one of the greatest thinkers of our time — one whose philosophy has deep, unappreciated roots and lasting consequences. Identifying five fundamental concepts underlying King's philosophy — equality, structure, direct action, love, and justice — this book traces the parameters of his arguments for nonviolence.
"Synopsis" by ,
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 concepts of equality, structure, direct action, love, and justice can be seen as strands of a coherent philosophical whole.

 

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