African American Philosophy
June 6+ 9, 6-8pm ET
This course will engage a number of central concepts, themes, and figures within the distinctive and flourishing field of African-American Philosophy. African-American Philosophy as a subfield of a broader Africana Philosophical tradition has particular concerns with issues such as self-determination and self-knowledge, oppression, freedom, liberation, violence, ethnic or racial identity, the nature of persons, social ontology, justice, Afrofuturism, Afro-Pessimism and the critical theory of race. As such, we will focus on several key themes in African-American philosophy under three headings: the semantic-ontological, the ethico-political and the aesthetic. As with any type of philosophical thinking and debate, African-American philosophy may make claims of a general, universal scope. Participants will develop an appreciation of the unique philosophical voices in the Black and Africana intellectual tradition. The course will further focus on contemporary issues in the U.S. centering on structural and interpersonal racism and Black and/or African-American Aesthetics.
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Damion Scott is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York (CUNY) and a PhD Candidate in Philosophy at Stony Brook University. He researches metaphysics, aesthetics, and Africana Philosophy. He is the author of "Afrofuturism and Black Futurism: Some Ontological and Semantic Distinctions" in the Palgrave Macmillan Anthology,
Critical Black Futures.
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