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The Resource Ontological terror : blackness, nihilism, and emancipation, Calvin L. Warren

Ontological terror : blackness, nihilism, and emancipation, Calvin L. Warren

Label
Ontological terror : blackness, nihilism, and emancipation
Title
Ontological terror
Title remainder
blackness, nihilism, and emancipation
Statement of responsibility
Calvin L. Warren
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author intervenes in Afro-pessimism, Heideggerian metaphysics, and black humanist philosophy by positing that the "Negro question" is intimately imbricated with questions of Being. The author uses the figure of the antebellum free black as a philosophical paradigm for thinking through the tensions between blackness and Being. He illustrates how blacks embody a metaphysical nothing. This nothingness serves as a destabilizing presence and force as well as that which whiteness defines itself against. Thus, the function of blackness as giving form to nothing presents a terrifying problem for whites: they need blacks to affirm their existence, even as they despise the nothingness they represent. By pointing out how all humanism is based on investing blackness with non-Being - a logic which reproduces anti-black violence and precludes any realization of equality, justice, and recognition for blacks - the author urges the removal of the human from its metaphysical pedestal and the exploration of way of existing that are not predicated on grounding in Being
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warren, Calvin L.
Dewey number
305.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1523
LC item number
.W375 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Race
  • Racism
  • Race awareness
  • Blacks
  • Nihilism (Philosophy)
  • Ontology
  • Blacks
  • Nihilism (Philosophy)
  • Ontology
  • Race awareness
  • Race
  • Racism
Label
Ontological terror : blackness, nihilism, and emancipation, Calvin L. Warren
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- The free Black is nothing -- The question of Black being -- Outlawing -- Scientific horror -- Catachrestic fantasies -- Adieu to the human -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
985682018
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 220 pages
Isbn
9780822370871
Lccn
2017045250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)985682018
Label
Ontological terror : blackness, nihilism, and emancipation, Calvin L. Warren
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- The free Black is nothing -- The question of Black being -- Outlawing -- Scientific horror -- Catachrestic fantasies -- Adieu to the human -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
985682018
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 220 pages
Isbn
9780822370871
Lccn
2017045250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)985682018

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