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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Quotes
  2. pp. 2-9
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Philosophy And American Slavery: An Introduction
  2. pp. xvii-xxvi
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  1. One. Oppression and Slavery
  2. pp. 1-15
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  1. Two. Paternalism and Slavery
  2. pp. 16-34
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  1. Three. Resistance and Slavery
  2. pp. 35-54
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  1. Four. Citizenship and Slavery
  2. pp. 55-70
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  1. Five. Moral Discourse and Slavery
  2. pp. 71-89
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  1. Six. Forgiveness and Slavery
  2. pp. 90-112
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 113-128
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 129-139
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 140-146
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 176-176
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253012791
Print ISBN
9780253332721
MARC Record
OCLC
645853943
Pages
176
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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