- Hardcover: 318 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 6, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415916399
- ISBN-13: 978-0415916394
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
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African-American Perspectives and Philosophical Traditions 1st Edition
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This book brings together twelve outstanding essays by distinguished scholars in the field of African-American philosophy. This work is now available to a wider readership through its publication in book form. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
John Pittman teaches at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at CUNY.
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He states in the Introduction to the (1997) Routledge edition, "The articles collected in this volume first appeared in a special triple issue of the 'Philosophical Forum,' published in December 1992. That was the second issue of that journal devoted to the work of African-American philosophers; the first was published fifteen years earlier, entitled, 'Philosophy and the Black Experience.' Some of the writers appearing here also had articles in that earlier issue, but most did not: much has changed since 1978."
Contributors include such famous black philosophers as K. Anthony Appiah (In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture); Lucius Outlaw (On Race and Philosophy); Leonard Harris (The Critical Pragmatism of Alain Locke); Bernard Boxill (Blacks & Social Justice); Tommy Lott (The Invention of Race: Black Culture and the Politics of Representation); Adrian M.S. Piper; Anita Allen (The New Ethics: A Guided Tour of the Twenty-First Century Moral Landscape), and Howard McGary (Race and Social Justice).
The essays are grouped into three categories: "Philosophical Traditions"; "The African-American Tradition"; and "Racism, Identity, and Social Life."