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Gordon to speak in Atlanta

By Staff

ATLANTA, March 16, 2012, 3 p.m. - Renown philosopher Dr. Lewis Gordon will be speaking next week at two Atlanta colleges.

Gordon, a distinguished professor at Temple University, will be speaking in Atlanta at Kennesaw State on Thursday March 22 at 6 p.m. and at Clark Atlanta on Friday March 23 at 4 p.m.

The talk at Kennesaw State will be for the Africana American Diasporic Students conference and is entitled:
"Thinking While Black: A Pedagogical and Revolutionary Imperative from Africana Philosophy and Africana Studies."

The Clark Atlanta talk will be at the Walter Rodney Symposium at 4 p.m. and is entitled: "'The Last Shall Be First': Du Bois, Cooper, Fanon, and Rodney on Revolution and Decolonization."

His visit comes on the eve of Redding News Review's Rob Redding's forthcoming book about black philosophers, "Resurrection: A Historical Anthology of two Forgotten African-American Philosophers." Gordon wrote the book's foreword "The Underside of American Philosophy."

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Gordon works in the areas of Africana philosophy, philosophy of culture, philosophy of human and life sciences, phenomenology and philosophy of existence, social and political philosophy, philosophy of education, and philosophy of religion and Afro-Jewish Studies.

A Jew himself, is a visiting professor of philosophy and government at the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica; and president emeritus of the Caribbean Philosophical Association.

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