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Author McGary, Howard
Title Between Slavery and Freedom : Philosophy and American Slavery
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1992
©1993
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Descript 1 online resource (176 pages)
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Series Blacks in the Diaspora Ser
Blacks in the Diaspora Ser
Note COVER -- TITLE -- COPYRIGHT -- CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- PHILOSOPHY AND AMERICAN SLAVERY: AN INTRODUCTION -- ONE. OPPRESSION AND SLAVERY -- TWO. PATERNALISM AND SLAVERY -- THREE. RESISTANCE AND SLAVERY -- FOUR. CITIZENSHIP AND SLAVERY -- FIVE. MORAL DISCOURSE AND SLAVERY -- SIX. FORGIVENESS AND SLAVERY -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
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
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Link Print version: McGary, Howard Between Slavery and Freedom : Philosophy and American Slavery Bloomington : Indiana University Press,c1992 9780253332721
Subject Slavery - United States
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Alt Author Lawson, Bill E
McGary, Howard, Jr
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