Subjugation and bondage: critical essays on slavery and social philosophy

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1998 - Philosophy - 351 pages
This volume addresses a wide variety of moral concerns regarding slavery as an institutionalized social practice. By considering the slave's critical appropriation of the natural rights doctrine, the ambiguous implications of various notions of consent and liberty are examined. The authors assume that, although slavery is undoubtedly an evil social practice, its moral assessment stands in need of a more nuanced treatment. They address the question of what is wrong with slavery by critically examining, and in some cases endorsing, certain principles derived from communitarianism, paternalism, utilitarianism, and jurisprudence.

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Lockes Legacy
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Tommy Lott is Professor of Philosophy at San Jose State University. He is editor of "Subjugation and Bondage: Critical Essays on Slavery and Social Philosophy" (1998), co-editor with John Pittman of Blackwell's forthcoming "Companion to African-American Philosophy," and author of "Like Rum in the Punch: Alain Locke and the Theory of African American Culture," also forthcoming, as well as numerous articles.

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