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Bad Faith and Antiblack Racism Paperback – February, 1995

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"... a major contribution to Sartre studies, to the analysis of antiblack racism, to the very meaning of color itself in human terms."

—Maurice Natanson, Yale University
"This is a remarkable work . . . Unusual are the freshness and freedom from fashionable political cant of Gordon's work."

—Robert V. Stone, Long Island University --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Lewis R. Gordon teaches philosophy and African American Studies at Purdue University. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (February 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0391038729
  • ISBN-13: 978-0391038721
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,822,683 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lewis R. Gordon is an Afro-Jewish philosopher, social and political activist, critic, and musician (drums and piano). He has lectured across the globe and is active with a variety of international associations and organizations. He teaches in the Department of Philosophy, the Africana Studies Institute, El Instituto, Asian and Asian American Studies, and the Center for Judaic Studies and Jewish Life at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He also is the European Union Visiting Chair in Philosophy at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France, and the Nelson Mandela Distinguished Visiting Professor at Rhodes University, South Africa. His previous appointments include Professor and the founding chairperson of the Department of Africana Studies at Brown University (1996-2004) and Philosophy and African American Studies at Purdue University (1993-1995). He is a graduate of Yale University (Ph.D., 1993) and Lehman College's Scholars Program (1984). A former high school teacher, he was the founder of The Second Chance Program for In-School Truants at Lehman High School. Professor Gordon also co-edits the book series Global Critical Caribbean Thought for Rowman & Littlefield International in London, UK. His posts on twitter are available at:

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Steven H Propp TOP 100 REVIEWER on December 10, 2010
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Lewis Ricardo Gordon (born 1962) is Professor of Philosophy at Temple University, and an Ongoing Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Government at the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica. He has also written/edited An Introduction to Africana Philosophy (Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy), Disciplinary Decadence: Living Thought in Trying Times (The Radical Imagination Series), Existentia Africana: Understanding Africana Existential Thought (Africana Thought), and Black Texts and Textuality: Constructing and De-Constructing Blackness.

He states in the Preface of this 1999 book, "It is truly absurd, to attempt a philosophical work on a timely topic. My purpose in writing this work is to raise the question in the study of racism, specifically antiblack racism, and to see how the situation that constitutes antiblack racism is informative of the complexities involved in the study of human reality."

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"Examining racism from the standpoint of Sartrean philosophy of existence isn't a new idea. Jean-Paul Sartre has explored racial concerns in some of his work of the 1940s and early 1950s, such as
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