Living Thought, Living Freedom Through Three Portraits of Philosophy Born of Struggle

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 11:49 By Lewis Gordon, Philosophy Born of Struggle | Video
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Lewis Gordon's closing keynote address at the 2013 Philosophy Born of Struggle Society meeting at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

The society was founded 21 years ago in celebration of growing research in African American philosophy. The title is based on Leonard Harris's canonical anthology: Philosophy Born of Struggle: Afro-American Philosophy since 1917, ed. Leonard Harris (Dubuque, IW: Kendall/Hunt, 1983). This closing lecture explores the importance of intellectual work and its relationship to freedom and questions of political struggle.

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Lewis Gordon

Lewis R. Gordon teaches philosophy and Africa American studies at the University of Connecticut at Storrs and is a member of the Board of Directors of He formerly taught at Temple University, Brown University, and Purdue University. His lengthier biography, selection of publications, and blog are available at his website.

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