13937. Cornel West's Identity as an African-American Philosopher.
Although Cornel West rejects “academic philosophy,” the roots of his ideas can be found in such philosophical traditions as pragmatism and fideism. The paper also discusses other influences on West’s philosophy, such as the Blues and the Black Church, and supports his eclectic position for its open-mindedness and flexibility. 11 pages, 32 footnotes, 3 bibliographic references.
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