Keeping Faith: Philosophy and Race in America

Keeping Faith: Philosophy and Race in America

by Cornel West
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415910285

ISBN-13: 9780415910286

Pub. Date: 10/28/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Keeping Faith is the richest account available of the work of Cornel West, one of today's leading African-American intellectuals. This powerful collection of essays ranges widely across politics and philosophy in America, the role of the black intellectual, legal

theory and the future of liberal thought, and the fate of African Americans. In West's hands

Overview

Keeping Faith is the richest account available of the work of Cornel West, one of today's leading African-American intellectuals. This powerful collection of essays ranges widely across politics and philosophy in America, the role of the black intellectual, legal

theory and the future of liberal thought, and the fate of African Americans. In West's hands issues of race and freedom are inextricably tied to questions of philosophy and, above all, to a belief in the power of the human spirit.

twenty-first century, West's profound writings will surely lead the way (Houston Baker)

Gilroy, ArtForum)

Cornel West is not simply a lucid African-American guide equal to the complexities of real multiculturalism, but also an authentic teacher of hope and reason (Edward W. Said)

os Angeles Times)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415910286
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface: The Difficulty of Keeping Faith. Cultural Criticism and Race 1. The New Cultural Politics of Difference 2. Black Critics and the Pitfalls of Canon Formation 3. A Note on Race and Architecture 4. Horace Pippin's Challenge to Art Criticism 5. The Dilemma of the Black Intellectual. Philosophy and Political Engagement 6. Theory, Pragmatisms and Politics 7. Pragmatism and the Sense of the Tragic 8. The Historicist Turn in Philosophy of Religion 9. The Limits of Neopragmatism 10. On Georg Lukacs 11. Fredric Jameson's American Marxism. Law and Culture 12. Reassessing the Critical Legal Studies Movement 13. Critical Legal Studies and a Liberal Critic 14. Charles Taylor and the Critical Legal Studies Movement 15. The Role of Law in Progressive Politics. Explaining Race 16. Race and Social Theory 17. The Paradox of the African American Rebellion Notes Index

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