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Keeping Faith : Philosophy and Race in America - Cornel West

Keeping Faith

Philosophy and Race in America

Paperback Published: 1st October 2008
ISBN: 9780415964814
Number Of Pages: 286

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@quote: 'The sheer range of West's interests and insights is staggering and exemplary: he appears equally comfortable talking about literature, ethics, art, jurisprudence, religion, and popular-cultural forms.' - Artforum

@text: Keeping Faith is a rich, moving and deeply personal collection of essays from one of the leading African American intellectuals of our age. Drawing upon the traditions of Western philosophy and modernity, Cornel West critiques structures of power and oppression as they operate within American society and provides a way of thinking about human dignity and difference afresh. Impressive in its scope, West confidently and deftly explores the politics and philosophy of America, the role of the black intellectual, legal theory and the future of liberal thought, and the fate of African Americans. A celebration of the extraordinary lives of ordinary Americans, Keeping Faith is a petition to hope and a call to faith in the redemptive power of the human spirit.

Preface: The Difficulty of Keeping Faith
Cultural Criticism and Race
The New Cultural Politics of Difference
Black Critics and the Pitfalls of Canon Formation
A Note on Race and Architecture
Horace Pippin's Challenge to Art Criticism
The Dilemma of the Black Intellectual
Philosophy and Political Engagement
Theory, Pragmatisms and Politics
Pragmatism and the Sense of the Tragic
The Historicist Turn in Philosophy of Religion
The Limits of Neopragmatism
On Georg Lukacs
Fredric Jameson's American Marxism
Law and Culture
Reassessing the Critical Legal Studies Movement
Critical Legal Studies and a Liberal Critic
Charles Taylor and the Critical Legal Studies Movement
The Role of Law in Progressive Politics
Explaining Race
Race and Social Theory
The Paradox of the African American Rebellion
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ISBN: 9780415964814
ISBN-10: 0415964814
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 1st October 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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