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Frederick Douglass

A Critical Reader

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Frederick Douglass
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In this powerful volume, 15 leading American philosophers examine and critically reassess Douglass's significance for contemporary social and political thought.Philosophically, Douglass's work sought to establish better ways of thinking, especially in the light of his convictions about our humanity and democratic legitimacy - convictions that were culturally and historically shaped by his experience of, and struggle against, the institution of American slavery.Contributors include Bernard R. Boxill, Angela Y. Davis, Lewis R. Gordon, Leonard Harris, Tommy L. Lott, Howard McGary, and John P. Pittman.

Author Biography

Bill E. Lawson is Professor of Philosophy at Michigan StateUniversity. His area of research is African-American Social andPolitical Philosophy and the theory of social contract. He haspublished numerous articles as well as two books, The UnderclassQuestion, an anthology of writings by African-Americanphilosophers on the issue of the "urban underclass," and BetweenSlavery and Freedom (with Howard McGary), an examination ofethical issues in the American slavery experience.Frank M. Kirkland is Associate Professor of Philosophy atHunter College and at the Graduate Centre, both of the CityUniversity of New York. He has published a variety of scholarlyarticles on Kant, Hegel, and Husserl, as well as on the urbanunderclass and the relation of modernity to African American life.He has also edited a collection of essays entitledPhenomenology, East and West. He is currently completing ascholarly monograph, Hegel and Husserl: IdealistMeditations.
Release date NZ
December 13th, 1998
Contributors
Edited by Bill Lawson Edited by Frank Kirkland
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
0
Imprint
Blackwell Publishers
Pages
424
Dimensions
152x229x31
ISBN-13
9780631205784
Product ID
3083303

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