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Postmodern Racial Dialectics: Philosophy Beyond the Pale

Postmodern Racial Dialectics: Philosophy Beyond the Pale

by Richard A. Jones

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Postmodern Racial Dialectics is a collection of ten essays on African American philosophy.
Addressing issues as disparate as why there are no graduate programs in philosophy at the more than one hundred traditionally black colleges and universities in the U.S.—to conceptions of Black utopianism—to the nature of postmodern revolutions, these essays are beyond the bounds of traditional racial discourse. The essays are dialectical in the sense that they are conversations between personal histories, between ideologies, and between changing ways that the races talk to one another. The book is postmodern in that it is beyond modernity’s linear logic. Postmodern Racial Dialectics is also a political entreaty for African Americans to be wary of conventional ways of thinking, and to begin thinking transgressively beyond narrowly prescribed conceptions from both sides of the color line.

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ISBN-13: 9780761866817
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 12/07/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 278
File size: 728 KB

About the Author

Richard A. Jones taught philosophy at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He served as Co-Coordinator of the Radical Philosophy Association and was an associate editor of the Radical Philosophy Review. Jones is also the author of The Black Book: Wittgenstein and Race.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Philosophy For Us By Us: Philosophy FUBU
  3. The Value of Academic Philosophy for Black Folks
  4. Diseases of the Imagination
  5. The Politics of Black Utopia
  6. Prolegomena to Any Future Moral Philosophy
  7. Horrorism in the Theater of Cruelty
  8. The Technology of Immortality, the Soul, and Human Identity
  9. Racial Authenticity
  10. Postmodern Revolutions

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