Jones, Richard Books
About the author: Dr. Richard A. Jones received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has been Visiting Assistant Professor at both Kansas State University and Howard University.2003 0-7734-6562-6
This study examines several conceptions of community drawn from both mainstream analytic philosophy and from the African-American philosophical tradition. It scrutinizes these in light of the need to provide models that are empirically adequate to African-American experiences of community and ideals capable of guiding African-Americans in the struggle to rebuild communities. Following an examination of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘Beloved Community,’ the study analyzes Cornel West’s and Lucius Outlaw’s ideals for African-American political community.