Synopses & Reviews
This book brings together twelve outstanding essays by distinguished scholars in the field of African-American philosophy. This work is now available to a wider readership through its publication in book form.
A special issue of The Philosophical Forum, one of the most prestigious philosophy journals, is now available to a wider readership through its publication in book form.
The volume includes twelve essays in three sections-- Philosophical Traditions; the African-American Tradition; and Racism, Identity, and Social Life. Contributors are: K. Anthony Appiah, Kwasi Wiredu, Lucius Outlaw, Leonard Harris, Bernard Boxill, Frank M. Kirkland, Tommy L. Lott, Adrian M.S. Piper, Laurence Thomas, Michele M. Moody-Adams, Anita L. Allen, and Howard McGary. The introduction is by John P. Pittman.
Table of Contents
Philosophical traditions. African-American philosophy? / K. Anthony Appiah -- African philosophical tradition : a case study of the Akan / Kwasi Wiredu -- African, African American, Africana philosophy / Lucius Outlaw -- The horror of tradition or how to burn Babylon and build Benin while reading "A preface to a twenty-volume suicide note" / Leonard Harris -- The African-American tradition. Two traditions in African American political philosophy / Bernard Boxill -- Modernity and intellectual life in black / Frank M. Kirkland -- Du Bois on the invention of race / Tommy L. Lott -- Racism, identity, and social life. Xenophobia and Kantian rationalism / Adrian M.S. Piper -- Moral deference / Laurence Thomas -- Race, class, and the social construction of self-respect / Michele M. Moody-Adams -- The role model argument and faculty diversity / Anita L. Allen -- Alienation and the African-American experience / Howard McGary.