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978-1-4985-3996-8 • Hardback • August 2019 • $100.00 • (£77.00)
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Jacob L. Goodson is associate professor of philosophy at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas.
Brad Elliott Stone is professor of philosophy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Goodson & Stone, Introduction
Part One: What Is Prophetic Pragmatism?
Chapter 1: Stone, The Twin Pillars of Prophetic Pragmatism
Chapter 2: Goodson, Prophetic Pragmatism or Tragic Transcendentalism?
Chapter 3: Stone, Prophetic Pragmatism Is Pragmatism at Its Best
Chapter 4: Goodson, Is Cornel West’s Prophetic Pragmatism Marxism at Its Best?
Part Two: Prophetic Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Race
Chapter 5: Goodson, Hope against Hope
Chapter 6: Stone, Tragicomic Hope and the Spiritual Blues Impulse
Part Three: Prophetic Pragmatism’s Relation to Neo-Pragmatism
Chapter 7: Stone, Can There Be Hope Without Prophecy?
Chapter 8: Goodson, Three Prophetic Pragmatisms: Deep, Strong, Weak
The power of Introducing Prophetic Pragmatism lies in its co-authorship. In scholarly friendship, Goodson and Stone debate, explore, respond, and sometimes agree to disagree about the meaning and relevant contexts of Cornel West's groundbreaking work. The result is a fresh approach to understanding prophetic pragmatism.— Shannon Sullivan, UNC Charlotte
What reason is there to reason in the face of catastrophic suffering and injustice? What hope? For Goodson and Stone, the answer is Prophetic Pragmatism: practices of prudential reasoning that display their powers of discernment and repair in times of darkness, when conventional reasonings lose their efficacy. But how, then, to introduce this pragmatism within the conventions of a book? The authors’ ingenious solution is to compose the book dialogically, shuttling back and forth between their divergent accounts of what prophetic pragmatism means. Attentive readers become participants in the dialogue – no mere observers. When they do, there is even more to hope for.
— Peter Ochs, University of Virginia