Contents: Frantz Fanon and J. What does humanism say about race, religion and popular culture? It specifically looks at the tension between these two traditions, which provide a basis for understanding the humanistic and atheistic impulse to critique faith systems, to secularize culture, and to formulate a post-God vision of social justice. I've had this book on my wishlist for a while. Presenting a fresh and exciting vision of Foucault as a philosopher of enduring influence, the book shows how important Foucault remains to philosophy today. In this discussion with D.
I should've read it a while ago but it still had a good impact. . The three poems along with the two sources should provide sufficient information to guide this research based on Hughes and religion. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2007. He explores the black intellectual critique of the Enlightenment and of humanism, and how this has played out in post-modernist skepticism of humanism, science and reason in the academy. African American Atheism: A Cause for Hope -- Frantz Fanon and J.
While Wright sympathized with the humanistic impulse to treat all humans as human irrespective of colour, race, and nation, he was also aware of the potential inconsistencies and dangers implicit in the humanist position. Instead of relying on a theological system to define the human, they acknowledge that it is the humans who determine humanness. In their secular vision of social and political justice, black atheists argue that only when the culture adopts and internalizes a truly atheist politics--one based on pluralism, tolerance, and freedom--will radical democracy be achieved. In his contribution to black studies and atheist philosophy, Lackey isolates and describes a philosophical tradition of black liberation atheism over the course of the twentieth century. What does it mean to be able to define yourself in a society that would take that right away from you? Instead of relying on a theological system to define the human, they acknowledge that it is the humans who determine humanness.
To better understand Wright's distinctive post-God political vision in The Outsider, the chapter examines the work in light of the tension between humanism and post-humanism. The atheists, who on some points share the same core values of the humanists, reject the idea of human nature. Spread across generations in the United States, this group encompasses a wide range of philosophical and ideological perspectives, from some in line with various forms of theism to those who are atheistic, and all sorts of combinations in between. Humanists consider the humans as arbiters of their own destiny, often rejecting the appeal to the supernatural to ground the knowledge of the human. No gods, no masters, no Internet bastards. Candidate statements will be in the February Newsletter. African American atheists and political liberation.
And he talks about the correspondence theory of truth and why he rejects it. A full slate of candidates was nominated at the January 21st Minnesota Atheists meeting. The essays in this book explore key areas of Foucault's thought by comparing aspects of his work with the thought of a number of major philosophers, including Nietzsche, Heidegger, Rorty, Hegel, Searle, Vattimo and Williams. This is the reason why I chose this topic for our first essay let me know if you would like to take a look at it- I discuss a potential reason for why African Americans adopted the religion of their oppressors. Even though Christianity was forced upon them as slaves and then indoctrinated into future generations the church provided a community a safe haven, a home to his people. Of primary interest to scholars of African American studies, this volume also will appeal to religious scholars, philosophers, anthropologists, freethinkers, and religious and secular humanists.
This site is like a library, you could find million book here by using search box in the widget. Keywords: atheists; humanists; Richard Wright; humanness; humanism; post-humanism; social justice Chapter. It explores this through brief analyses of the works of several black authors who also rejected the notion of god, Frantz Fanon, J. A recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Michael Lackey is an associate professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris. All candidates are running unopposed.
This study of atheist African American writers poses a substantive challenge to those who see atheism in despairing and nihilistic terms. Focusing on a little-discussed aspect of African American literature, this full-length analysis of African American atheists' treatment of God fills a huge gap in studies that consistently ignore their contributions. Bertrand Russell objected to belief in God on the basis of science. Focusing on a little-discussed aspect of African American literature, this full-length analysis of African American atheists' treatment of God fills a huge gap in studies that consistently ignore their contributions. By taking a closer look at the poetry of Langston Hughes, the reader can quickly see an almost bipolar usage of religion within his poetry, although why is this? Series Title: Responsibility: Michael Lackey. The dynamic of conversion or proclamations of faith brought on via coercion negatively affect the nonbeliever if they reject it is discussed as well. While he maintains that most white atheists mourn the death of God, he argues that most African-American atheists find in it a source of liberation and optimism for a bright political future.
A recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Michael Lackey is an associate professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Of primary interest to scholars of African American studies, this volume also will appeal to religious scholars, philosophers, anthropologists, freethinkers, and religious and secular humanists. For my research paper on Langston Hughes, I have directed my focus on the topic of religion. It explores this through brief analyses of the works of several black authors who also rejected the notion of god, Frantz Fanon, J.