I am in most agreement with Dr. West’s belief system. He is one of the most incredible minds of our time, but he DID express some pretty racist views.
“I’m a bluesman in the life of the mind…” – Cornel West
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“The unexamined life is not worth living.”
Examined Life pulls philosophy out of academic journals and classrooms, and puts it back on the streets…
In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today’s most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas.
Peter Singer’s thoughts on the ethics of consumption are amplified against the backdrop of Fifth Avenue’s posh boutiques. Slavoj Zizek questions current beliefs about the environment while sifting through a garbage dump. Michael Hardt ponders the nature of revolution while surrounded by symbols of wealth and leisure. Judith Butler and a friend stroll through San Francisco’s Mission District questioning our culture’s fixation on individualism. And while driving through Manhattan, Cornel West—perhaps America’s best-known public intellectual—compares…
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