The work that is posted below pertains to the last week of materials that I will be posting for our classes (for all BSU students the last day of class is Monday, May 12, 2008). It is being posted below for one primary reason, to help you all develop your section three outlines of your FRP (due this coming Monday April 28, 2008). As such, preview (you are not being asked to read) the following materials so that you can (1) incorporate them into your outlines that are due this coming Monday and (2) you may want to concentrate on one of the following thinkers or texts in section three of your FRP.
- Gathering Africana Philosophy, cont.
- For Monday: Read bell hook’s text “Black Women Shaping Feminist Theory” (Eze).
- For Wednesday: Read Cornel West’s “Prophetic Pragmatism” (class handout in first week of class) OR watch a webcast of him talking about his text Democracy Matters, 9-11 and Justice.
- For your FRP: Familiarize yourselves with the the United Nations' (UN) Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and read the former Secretary General (SG) of the UN Kofi Annan’s “Executive Summary” of his text In Larger Freedom. No outlines will be due for this week, just be sure that the above-listed texts are represented in your FRP, and be ready for a 3min Learning Assessment, or two...
For those that want to learn more about the work of bell hooks, the aspirations of the former SG Kofi Annan and/or want to learn more about the philosophy of cosmopolitanism (Universal Citizenship), do not hesitate to view the following resources:
- For those that want to see/hear bell hooks talk about cultural criticism, do not hesitate to watch the following webcast, by clicking here (note, this is an eight part webcast, to start from number one, click "Pt 1" on the right hand column)!
- SG Kofi Annan’s December 11, 2006 “Farewell Address” to the UN at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.
- View the first 15 minutes of the UN webcast , on June 5, 2006, “Identity in the 21st Century” featuring conversations between SG Kofi Annan, Nobel Laurette, economist and philosopher Amartya Sen and philosopher and cultural analyst Kwame Appiah.
- Read Kwame Appiah's, January 1, 2006, New York Times article on cosmopolitanism "The Case for Contamination."