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 The Drama of Race: Toward a Theological Account of Modernity

J. Kameron Carter

in Race: A Theological Account

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195152791
eISBN:
9780199870578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152791.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins here the work of developing a theological account of the modern problem of race, starting with an analysis of Cornel West's genealogy of race, ultimately labeling this approach ... More


Deadbeat Citizens: Cornel West and the Parent as Prophet

Brian Duff

in The Parent as Citizen: A Democratic Dilemma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672721
eISBN:
9781452947280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672721.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter uncovers the reasons why parenthood has come to play a crucial role in West’s account of a citizenship, in which deeply felt notions of the right way to live are balanced with a sense of ... More


The Gates of the City: An Eschatological Vision of American Democracy

Sarah Azaransky

in The Dream Is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199744817
eISBN:
9780199897308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744817.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter concludes that Pauli Murray's critical attentions to identity, history, and her articulation of a democratic eschatology provide readers with resources for contemporary discussions of ... More


Dealing with Racism—Looking for Justice

Michael O. Emerson and George Yancey

in Transcending Racial Barriers: Toward a Mutual Obligations Approach

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199742684
eISBN:
9780199943388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742684.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

For the scholars who disagree with the solutions put forward in the previous chapter, it is whites who must dismantle the racialized society. But since the majority group benefits from the racialized ... More


The Parent as Citizen: A Democratic Dilemma

Brian Duff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672721
eISBN:
9781452947280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672721.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

When leaders and citizens in the United States articulate their core political beliefs, they often do so in terms of parenthood and family. But while the motives might be admirable, the results of ... More


Non‐Negotiable Demands: Metaphysics, Politics, and the Discourse of Needs

Naomi Scheman

in Future Pasts: The Analytic Tradition in Twentieth Century Philosophy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139167
eISBN:
9780199833214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513916X.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Scheman discusses the history of analytic philosophy in America juxtaposing Cora Diamond’s Wittgensteinian critique of metaphysics (or of philosophical “requirements”) with Nancy Fraser’s use of ... More


Tragedy and Moral Experience: John Dewey and Toni Morrison's Beloved

in In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226298245
eISBN:
9780226298269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226298269.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

No one really questions John Dewey's commitment to democracy, but he was never truly attentive in his philosophical work to the problem of racism in America. Cornel West argues in “Pragmatism and the ... More


A Prisoner of Hope in the Night of the American Empire: Dialogue with Gabriel Rockhill

Cornel West

in Politics of Culture and the Spirit of Critique: Dialogues

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151870
eISBN:
9780231526364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151870.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter deals with African American philosopher Cornel West, who explains how his personal struggles with white supremacy have influenced his primary philosophical concerns: black cultural ... More


Setting Aside Hope: A Pragmatist Approach to Racial Justice

Shannon Sullivan

in Pragmatism and Justice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190459239
eISBN:
9780190459260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190459239.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that black Americans’ hope that political struggle can achieve racial justice tends to be a harmful emotion they should avoid. It contends that rather than draw on Cornel West’s ... More


Emerson's Deep Democracy

Thomas M. Allen

in A Republic in Time: Temporality and Social Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831793
eISBN:
9781469603827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868171_allen.9
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the ideas of a single individual, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson's importance to American political philosophy has only grown in importance in recent years, both for defenders ... More


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