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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West, Cornel. "Subversive Joy and Revolutionary Patience in Black Christianity." The Cornel West Reader.
(1.) West, Cornel, "On My Intellectual Vocation," interview with George Yancy, in West, The Cornel West Reader (New York: Basic Civitas Books, 1999), 19-20.
(7.) 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.
(12.) West, Cornel, "Alasdair MacIntyre, Liberalism, and Socialism: A Christian Perspective," in Christianity and Capitalism: Perspectives on Religion, Liberalism, and the Economy, eds.
West, Cornel. Prophesy Deliverance: An Afro-American Revolutionary Christianity.
West, Cornel. Keeping Faith: Philosophy and Race in America.
West, Cornel. The American Evasion of Philosophy: A Genealogy of Pragmatism.
West, Cornel. "Identity: A Matter of Life and Death." Prophetic Reflections: Notes on Race and Power in America.
West, Cornel. "Black Culture and Postmodernism." Remaking History.
West, Cornel "The New Cultural Politics of Difference" Seidman 65-81.
West, Cornel. "The Dilemma of the Black Intellectual." Critical Quarterly 29.4 (1987)" 40-52.
West, Cornel. "Learning to Talk of Race." New York Times Magazine 2 Aug.