Contemporary African American Philosophy : Where Do We Go from Here?
In the lead-up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Malcolm X asked “Where Do We Go From Here?” Three years later Martin Luther King Jr. provided his own answer to this question in Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?
In the first volume of its kind, African American philosophers answer the same question posed by both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. during the height of the Civil Rights movement: Where Do We Go from Here? Tasked with thinking about how the discipline itself should keep pace with the shape-shifting social and political landscape, a team of highly respected scholars evaluate the field of African American philosophy and assesses whether or not the theories, histories, and questions introduced in the late 1970's and 1980's apply to a world seemingly more defined by the violence, death, and racism of the segregationist era. They cover its history, theories and concepts, together with some of the pioneers of the discipline and the metaphilosophy.
Presenting in-depth discussions of the major themes and methodological orientation of African American philosophical thought, this is an essential guide to understanding what the future holds for African American philosophy in a post-Obama world.