Category Archives: LOGIC , METHODOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY

These essays are on matter dealing with knowledge, philosophy and social theory.

The Planet Erupts in Struggle

  The planet is being shaken each and every day by mass struggles; hundreds of millions of people, from Thailand to Egypt to Mexico and Greece to South Africa rock the foundations of the old and decadent system pushing humanity … Continue reading

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Working Class Analysis as Opposed to “Radical Structural” Analysis

  I think we serve ourselves better in understanding the new normal of poverty and unemployment not by focusing upon Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers and other statistical measures, but by our own observations and direct experiences with the working … Continue reading

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W.EB DU BOIS AND THE RADICALIZATION OF 21st CENTURY BLACK STUDIES

Today is W.E.B Du Bois’ 147th birthday. He was a man of the Enlightenment, reason and Black resistance. He believed in scientific inquiry, poetry and art as methods for acquiring knowledge. Most of all he believed that knowledge had to … Continue reading

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RACE, CLASS AND CIVILIZATION: ON MUNFORD’S RACE AND REPARATIONS

Clarence J. Munford’s Race and Reparation: A Black Perspective for the 21st Century is important both for what it says and who says it. Munford is a major, if not well-known, historian of the African Diaspora. This work thinks in … Continue reading

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Time, Space and Race: On Clarence J. Munford’s Race and Civilization

RACE AND CIVILIZATION: Rebirth of Black Centrality (2001) is Clarence J. Munford’s sequel to Race and Reparation: A Black Perspective for the 21st Century (1996). He says of this current project, “I strive to weave together the scattered strands of … Continue reading

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OBAMA AND THE CRISIS OF NEO-LIBERAL BLACK INTELLECTUALS

Charles Pete Banner-Haley’s book From Du Bois to Obama: African American Intellectuals in the Public Forum (2010) is a history of African American intellectuals from the standpoint of Barack Obama ‘s presidency. From his Obama post racial dream-world, Banner-Haley tells … Continue reading

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LOGIC. EMPIRICISM AND SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY

Logic, as a “logic of investigation” [Popper] or a “logic of science” [Carnap] is, in the history of logic, a recent development. Prior to the emergence of the empirical sciences logic had been associated with Aristotlean syllogisms. However, the rise … Continue reading

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