Rowman and Littlefield International

Black Existentialism

Essays on the Transformative Thought of Lewis R. Gordon

Edited by danielle davis

Publication date:

06 February 2019

Length of book:

226 pages


Rowman & Littlefield International

ISBN-13: 9781786611475

In this important book, international scholars from many disciplines and areas of life engage in Gordon’s work to prod, rattle and rethink our thinking to inform and change our practices as humans in institutions, politics, and the personal, legal and social paradigms. The book focuses on the importance of radical theory and thinkers to push for projects of change in the area of Black Existentialism. Gordon’s now extensive oeuvre personifies this. The essays use the work of Lewis Gordon to demonstrate how theory and thought be can used for transformation of existence, antiracism and critiques of alterity, resistance, pedagogy, political action theory and disciplinary decadence in the academy and beyond.
This book is a work of living philosophy. Grounded in the work one of our era’s great thinkers, it shows us how Lewis R. Gordon addresses the triumphs and failures of previous generations of philosophers, how today’s philosophers are extending his work, and it provides the contours of a rigorous philosophy that can guide us towards a bright future.