Grounding Freedom in Africana Philosophy

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Freedom in Black Philosophy
Fall 2023
Taught By: Romy Opperman
Section: A

CRN: 15654

Credits: 3

This course will be of interest to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of abolition (past and present), anti- and de -colonial thought, critical perspectives on liberalism and Marxism, Black feminist thought, and anyone wanting a foundation for future study in Africana philosophy and Black Studies. We will track the different ways in which thinkers in Africana Philosophy and Black Studies have articulated distinctive approaches to freedom. We will pay particular attention to humanism and its limits; carcerality, slavery, and capitalism; violence; gender and sexuality; land and place; the nation and alternatives to it such as Black Anarchism; and philosophies of history, memory, and agency.Potential readings include work by: W. E. B. Du Bois, Angela Davis, Huey B Newton, Saidiya Hartman, Frank B. Wilderson, Robin D Kelley, Neil Roberts, Frantz Fanon, Sylvia Wynter, C. L. R James, Édouard Glissant, Cedric Robinson, Denise Ferreira da Silva, and Rinaldo Walcott.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (PHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:34pm EST 2/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1102
Date Range: 8/30/2023 - 12/13/2023