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A Journey into the Philosophy of Alain Locke
     

A Journey into the Philosophy of Alain Locke

by Johnny Washington
 

Washington provides a detailed guide to the philosophy of Alain Locke, one of the most influential African American thinkers of our time. The work gives special attention to what Washington calls Destiny Studies, an approach which allows a people to concentrate on their past, present, and future possibilities, and to view the experience of a race as a coherent

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Washington provides a detailed guide to the philosophy of Alain Locke, one of the most influential African American thinkers of our time. The work gives special attention to what Washington calls Destiny Studies, an approach which allows a people to concentrate on their past, present, and future possibilities, and to view the experience of a race as a coherent unity, rather than a set of fragmented historical happenings. In providing a broad vision of Locke's ideas, Washington considers the views of Booker T. Washington and his contemporaries, the theories of anthropologists concerning race and ethnicity, and many of the social issues current in our own age. By doing so, Washington affirms the importance of Locke as a philosopher and demonstrates the impact of Locke on the destiny of African Americans.

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An examination of the philosophy of African American philosopher- educator Locke (1886-1954). The volume is divided into two parts. The first focuses on racial and ethnic issues that arise in history, anthropology, social psychology, sociology, and ethnic studies--fields to which Locke made significant contributions. Part II addresses the more philosophic aspects of Locke's works, particularly his interest in axiology, especially ethics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313290473
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/30/1994
Series:
Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies: Contemporary Black Poets Series , #16
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

JOHNNY WASHINGTON is Professor of African American Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield. His articles have appeared in journals such as the Journal of Social Philosophy, and he is the author of Alain Locke and Philosophy: A Quest for Cultural Pluralism (Greenwood Press, 1986).

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