Philosophic Values and World Citizenship: Locke to Obama and Beyond

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Philosophic Values and World Citizenship: Locke to Obama and Beyond by Jacoby Adeshei Carter, Leonard Harris

In Philosophic Values and World Citizenship: Locke to Obama and Beyond, Alain Locke-a central promoter of the Harlem Renaissance-is placed in conversation with leading philosophers and cultural figures. The contributors to this collection compare and contrast Locke's views on values, tolerance, cosmopolitanism, and American and world citizenship with philosophers and leading cultural figures ranging from Aristotle, Kant, James Farmer, James, Dewey, José Vasconcelos, Gadamer, Nietzsche, Kallen, and Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka) to the cultural and political figure of Barack Obama.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739148037
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 09/23/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jacoby Adeshai Carter is assistant professor of philosophy at John Jay College. Leonard Harris is professor of philosophy at Purdue University. He is co-author of Alain L. Locke: Biography of a Philosopher, co-editor of American Philosophies and Exploitation and Exclusion: Race and Class in Contemporary US Society, and editor of Racism, The Critical Pragmatism of Alain Locke, Children in Chaos: A "Philosophy for Children" Experience, The Philosophy of Alain Locke, Harlem Renaissance and Beyond, and Philosophy Born of Struggle: Afro-American Philosophy from 1917.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction xi

Part 1 Value

Moral Imperatives for World Order Alain Locke 1

Unity through Diversity: A Bahá'í Principle Alain Locke 2

1 Culture and the Kalos: Inquiry, Justice, and Value in Locke and Aristotle Rose Cherubin 7

2 Aesthetic Evaluations of Realist Drama Erin Kealey 21

3 The Axiological Turn in Early Twentieth Century American Philosophy: Alain Locke and José Vasconcelos on Epistemology, Value, and the Emotions Grant Silva 31

4 Conundrum of Cosmopolitanism and Race: The Great Debate between Alain Locke and William James Leonard Harris 57

Part 2 Tolerance

A Functional View of Value Ultimates Alain Locke 77

5 A Functional Peace in This World: Farmer and Locke on the Challenges of a Truly Post-War Hope Greg Moses 83

6 Beyond Repressive Tolerance: Alain Locke's Hermeneutics of Democracy and Tolerance in Conversation with Herbert Marcuse H.G. Gadamer Arnold L. Farr 97

7 Multicultural Education, Metaphysics, and Alain Locke's Post-Metaphysical Alternative Christopher J. Collins 111

8 Unlikely Allies: Nietzsche, Locke, and Counter-Hegemonic Transformation of Consciousness A. Todd Franklin 123

Part 3 Cosmopolitanism

World Citizenship: Mirage or Reality? Alain Locke 139

9 Cosmopolitanism and Epideicitic Rhetoric Robert Danisch 147

10 What Difference Does Difference Make? Horace Kallen, Alain Locke, and the Birth of Cultural Pluralism David Weinfeld 165

11 Ethnocentric Representations and Being Human in a Multiethnic Global World: Alain Locke Critique Chielozona Eze 189

12 Global Citizenship through Reciprocity: Alain Locke and Barack Obama's Pragmatist Politics Terrance MacMullan 203

13 New Moral Imperatives for World Order: Alain Locke on Pluralism and Relativism Jacoby Adeshei Carter 217

Bibliography 235

Index 245

About the Editors 249

About the Contributors 251

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