31 May 2021

Pragmatism, Race, and Religion: Du Bois, West, and Glaude

This course will explore the work of key Black thinkers in the philosophical tradition of American Pragmatism, paying particular attention to the unique way their reflection upon racialized experience shapes and augments key themes within this thought tradition. How might the strain of tragedy and absurdity sounded by Black pragmatists inflect the sense of meliorism and hope for which American Pragmatism is well known? In pursuing this question, the course will pay particular attention to the differing religious pasts of white and black America and ponder these thinkers' understanding of the relevance and complicatedness of Black religious experience in our racially divided era.

Dr. Ron Kuipers
ICS 120501 / 220501 F21
Remote (Online Synchronous)
Thursdays, 10am - 1pm EST

(MWS, MA, PhD)


Enrolment Notes:
Last date to register September 17, 2021. Maximum enrolment of nine (9) students. ICS reserves the right to decline registrations.