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PHIL 231 - African American Philosophy (4)

This course surveys classic and contemporary African American philosophy, and includes such figures as Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Angela Davis, Martin Luther King, jr. and Frantz Fanon.  It considers the relation of this work to major topics of Western philosophy, from the social contract theory to existentialism to cosmopolitanism. Starting from the lived experiences of blacks in the New and Old World, this course takes up key issues and problems in the history of the modern world: theories of nationalism, identity, solidarity, and responses to injustice and domination.