Four Traditions: 1. Rationalist Materialism in the Aristotle-Marx vein; 2. Black Radical Thought; 3. Indigenous Thought; (4. The problematic individualistic and abstract freedom of the Western/Christian/Bourgeois tradition)
1. ARISTOTLE AND AGAMBEN
Aristotle and Agamben Audio Lecture (MM)
Recommended Reading: Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. Trans. Martin Ostwald. Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1999. pp. 33-35, 58-64, 214-224; Giorgio Agamben, What is an Apparatus? And Other Essays. Trans. David Kishik and Stefan Pedatella. Stanford University Press 2009.
Selected Aristotle text/quotations
Selected Agamben text/quotations
2. MARCUSE AND KANT
Marcuse and Kant Audio Lecture (MM)
Recommended Reading: Herbert Marcuse, A Study on Authority. Trans. Joris De Bres. Verso 2008. Pp. 7-34; Kant, “What is Enlightenment.”
Selected Marcuse text/quotations
Selected Kant text/quotations
3. DELORIA WILDCAT LAME DEER ERDOES
Deloria Wildcat Audio Lecture (MM)
Recommended Readings: Vine Deloria, “Higher Education and Self-Determination,” from Power and Place: Indian Education in America. Fulcrum Publishing 2001; Daniel Wildcat, “The Question of Self-Determination,” from Power and Place: Indian Education in America. Fulcrum Publishing 2001; Carlos Castaneda, A Separate Reality: Further Conversations with Don Juan. Pocket Books 1972. Pp. 146-149; Vine Deloria Jr., “Thinking in Time and Space,” from God is Red. Fulcrum 2003. Pp. 61-78.
Selected text/quotations from Deloria Place and Power
Selected text/quotations from Wildcat
Selected text/quotations from Castaneda
Selected text/quotations from Deloria God is Red
4. HIGGINSON: MAROONS OF JAMAICA
Higginson Audio Lecture (MM)
Recommended Reading: Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Black Rebellion: Five Slave Revolts. De Capo Press, 1998. Pp. 1-35.
5. DIFFERENT MODELS OF FREEDOM
Different Models of Freedom Audio Lecture (MM)