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(2011) Philosophy's moods, Dordrecht, Springer.

When reason is in a bad mood

a fanonian philosophical portrait

Lewis Gordon

pp. 185-198

This article examines the impact of racism on philosophical reasoning through an exploration of the thought of Frantz Fanon. How does one respond to forms of reason premised upon the rejection of one's humanity? Such a challenge leads to melancholia, the author argues, in the face of what he calls disciplinary decadence, which calls for a teleological suspension of philosophy and a philosophical anthropology conducive to metacritical and open conception of a human being.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-1503-5_13

Full citation:

Gordon, L.R. (2011)., When reason is in a bad mood: a fanonian philosophical portrait, in H. Kenaan & I. Ferber (eds.), Philosophy's moods, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 185-198.

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