West, Cornel

West, Cornel

(1953–  ) educator, philosopher; born in Sacramento, Calif. Educated at Harvard and New York's Union Theological Seminary, he became a noted writer and speaker on what he called "prophetic pragmatism," a philosophy that sought to fuse the life of the mind with public affairs in the areas of racial oppression, sexism, violence, and homophobia. His books include The American Evasion of Philosophy (1985) and Race Matters (1993). In 1988 he became director of the highly regarded African-American Studies program at Princeton University.
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4) to wear three piece suits in Atlanta's summer as in, I will dubois you with the finest of leather, the sweet smell of Tunisian cologne, syn West, Cornel.
West, Cornel, "On My Intellectual Vocation," interview with George Yancy, in West, The Cornel West Reader (New York: Basic Civitas Books, 1999), 19-20.
West, "On My Intellectual Vocation," "high-powered" and "I've always," 21; West, Cornel, "The Making of an American Radical Democrat of African Descent," introduction to West, The Ethical Dimensions of Marxist Thought (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1991), reprinted in West, The Cornel West Reader, 3-18, "Owing to," 5.
West, Cornel, "Harrington's Socialist Vision," Christianity & Crisis (December 12, 1983), 484; reprinted in West, Prophetic Fragments: Illuminations of the Crisis in American Religion and Culture, 25-29.
West, Cornel, "Alasdair MacIntyre, Liberalism, and Socialism: A Christian Perspective," in Christianity and Capitalism: Perspectives on Religion, Liberalism, and the Economy, eds.
West, Cornel, "Critical Theory and Christian Faith," Witness (January 1986), reprinted in West, Prophetic Fragments: Illuminations of the Crisis in American Religion and Culture, quote 122; see Harrington, Michael, "Is Capitalism Still Viable?
West, Cornel, "Michael Harrington, Socialist," Nation (January 8/15, 1990), reprinted in West, Beyond Eurocentrism and Multiculturalism: Prophetic Thought in Postmodern Times (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1993), 181-88, quotes 183, 184.
West, Cornel, "Toward a Socialist Theory of Racism, Institute for Democratic Socialism," (1985), reprinted in West, Prophetic Fragments: Illuminations of the Crisis in American Religion and Culture, 97-108; see Ginger, Ray, The Bending Cross: A Biography of Eugene Victor Debs (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1949), 259-61; Salvatore, Nick, Eugene V.
108; see West, Cornel, "Beyond Eurocentrism and Multiculturalism," in West, Prophetic Thought in Postmodern Times, 3-30.
West, Cornel, "We Socialists," Crossroads (July/August 1991), reprinted in West, Prophetic Reflections: Notes on Race and Power in America (Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press, 1993), 239-44, "I've got to be" and "We need," 243; West, "Toward a Socialist Theory of Racism," "yet a democratic," 108.
West, Cornel, The American Evasion of Philosophy: A Genealogy of Pragmatism (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989), 42-111, 194-210, 226-39, quotes 233.
quotes, 233, 235; see West, Cornel, Keeping Faith: Philosophy and Race in America (New York: Routledge, 1993), 89-105.