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African American Philosophy and the African Diaspora

Philosophy of African American Studies

Nothing Left of Blackness

Authors: Ferguson, Stephen C.

    • Discusses philosophical issues in epistemology, philosophy of history, feminist thought and political economy in relation to African American Studies. 
    • Asserts the centrality of the Black working class to Black Studies.
    • Engages with foundational arguments.
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In this ground-breaking book, Stephen C. Ferguson addresses a seminal question that is too-often ignored: What should be the philosophical basis for African American studies? The volume explores philosophical issues and problems in their relationship to Black studies. Ferguson shows that philosophy is not a sterile intellectual pursuit, but a critical tool to gathering knowledge about the Black experience.  

Cultural idealism in various forms has become enormously influential as a framework for Black studies. Ferguson takes on the task of demonstrating how a Marxist philosophical perspective offers a productive and fruitful way of overcoming the limitations of idealism. Focusing on the hugely popular Afrocentric school of thought, this book’s engaging discussion shows that the foundational arguments of cultural idealism are based on a series of analytical

and historical misapprehensions. In turn, Ferguson argues for the centrality of the Black working class—both men and women—to Black Studies.


About the authors

Stephen C. Ferguson II is Associate Professor in Liberal Studies at North Carolina A & T State University, USA. He is the co-author of Beyond The White Shadow: Philosophy, Sports and the African American Experience with John McClendon. He has written for Socialism & Democracy, Cultural Logic, and The Black Scholar, among other journals.

Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • What’s Epistemology Got to Do with It?

    Stephen C. Ferguson II

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  • Class Struggle in the Ivory Towers

    Stephen C. Ferguson II

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eBook 32,12 €
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Hardcover 88,39 €
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 41,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-56873-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy of African American Studies
Book Subtitle
Nothing Left of Blackness
Authors
Series Title
African American Philosophy and the African Diaspora
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54997-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137549976
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54996-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-56873-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 290
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