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Dr. Cornel West at Skidmore

by adminadam in education, videos

Key Ideas from This Talk:

  • No man is an island; we’re all ‘born in funk’ and we all will ‘die in the funk’.
  • Denial, dodging, and dismissal of death, maximum distraction and “deodorized” discourse.
  • Learning to die, through/with Philosophy, as a means to real growth.
  • A more just society requires more critical, courageous thinkers that can even give up their dogmas when necessary.
  • Holding opposing ideas simultaneously in our head, and yet still continuing to function, e.g. the U.S. as both a Noble Experiment in Democracy and an Ignoble Experiment in Empire.