Some American intellectual traditions, although pristine in appearance, are racist at their core. This book reveals the racism inherent in those Platonist and Enlightenment moral traditions that motivate much contemporary rhetoric. Part One contains five chapters of substantial critique, while Part Two contains four chapters of constructive suggestion explaining how indigenous American traditions of thought about morality avoid the racism of conventional Western moral thought that dominates political rhetoric. This book, because of its focus, thesis, and brevity, will be useful in a number of academic contexts, including political science, American studies, philosophy, sociology, and also to the larger educated public.
|Publisher:||Springer International Publishing|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.01(d)|
About the Author
Stuart Rosenbaum is Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University, USA. He has previously authored the titles Pragmatism and the Reflective Life (2009) and Recovering Integrity (2015), in addition to various edited volumes and journal articles over many years.
Table of Contents1. Prologue.- 2. Our Issues with Race.- 3. Western Justice.- 4. John Stuart Mill and the Liberal Tradition.- 5. Milton Friedman, American Economist and Liberal (1912-2006).- 6. John Rawls, American Philosopher (1921-2002).- 7. Retrospect and More.- 8. Michael Sandel’s Insight.- 9. W.E.B. DuBois and John Dewey.- 10. Some Contemporaries.- 11. Our Future.