Between Slavery and Freedom
Philosophy and American Slavery (Blacks in the Diaspora)
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|Format:||Hardback, 176 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 June 1993|
Using the writings of slaves and former slaves, as well as commentaries on slavery, "Between Slavery and Freedom" explores the American slave experience to gain a better understanding of six moral and political concepts - oppression, paternalism, resistance, political obligation, citizenship, and forgiveness. The authors use analytical philosophy as well as other disciplines to gain insight into the thinking of a group of people prevented from participating in the social/political discourse of their times. "Between Slavery and Freedom" rejects the notion that philosophers need not consider individual experience because philosophy is 'impartial' and 'universal'. A philosopher should also take account of matters that are essentially perspectival, such as the slave experience. McGary and Lawson demonstrate the contribution of all human experience, including slave experiences, to the quest for human knowledge and understanding.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgments Philosophy and American Slavery: An Introduction Howard McGary and Bill Lawson One. Oppression and Slavery Bill Lawson Two. Paternalism and Slavery Howard McGary Three. Resistance and Slavery Four. Citizenship and Slavery Bill Lawson Five. Moral Discourse and Slavery Six. Forgiveness and Slavery Howard McGary Notes Bibliography Index
|Publisher: ||Indiana University Press|
|Dimensions: ||21.0 x 14.0 centimeters (0.40 kg)|