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Between Slavery and Freedom Philosophy and American Slavery

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ISBN-10: 0253207452

ISBN-13: 9780253207456

Edition: N/A

Authors: Howard McGary, Bill E. Lawson

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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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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 2/22/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Bill E. Lawson is Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University. He is co-author (with Howard McGary) of Between Slavery and Freedom (IUP, 1993).Donald F. Koch is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University. He has edited three volumes of Dewey's lectures.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Philosophy and American Slavery: An Introduction
Oppression and Slavery
Paternalism and Slavery
Resistance and Slavery
Citizenship and Slavery
Moral Discourse and Slavery
Forgiveness and Slavery
Notes
Bibliography
Index