Toward a Postmodern Ethic of Radical Freedom (Paperback)

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Toward a Postmodern Ethic of Radical Freedom is one of the first, if not the first, to bring Cornel West and Michel Foucault together in a meaningful dialogue to formulate "a postmodern ethic of radical freedom." This dialogue begins with the practical posture of West, more specifically his notions of truth and reality and work, then goes back to his more theoretical work to explore the same notions. As a project in constructive ethics, this book examines Cornel West's epistemology (notion of truth) and metaphysics (notions of reality) as foundational components for a postmodern ethic of radical freedom. These foundational components are then brought into a discursive conversation with aspects of Michel Foucault's archaeology and genealogy, with a method called reconstruction. This reconstruction results in two important trajectories, radical ontology and radical epistemology, which become the pillars for a postmodern ethic of radical freedom. The last chapter of the book weaves together all components with the womanist work of Monica Coleman and Patricia Hill Collins as examples of this ethic of radical freedom. Practically speaking, this postmodern ethic of radical freedom serves as a platform to ensure transcendence so that all people, regardless of race, gender, or sexuality, can enjoy a flourishing and fulfilled life.

About the Author

Darrell J. Wesley is a public theologian and ethicist and currently serves as senior pastor for Redlands First United Methodist in Redlands, California. He holds a PhD from Claremont Graduate University in addition to graduate degrees from Yale University and the Naval War College. He has served as university chaplain and ethics professor at the Naval Postgraduate in Monterey, California, and from May 2017 to August 2021 he served as dean of the Leadership Training School for the Ninth Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781725294158
ISBN-10: 172529415X
Publisher: Cascade Books
Publication Date: September 8th, 2023
Pages: 180
Language: English