2022-2023 Catalog

PHIL 321 Philosophy of James Baldwin

James Baldwin explored, with extraordinary sensitivity and insight, issues of race, poverty, and sexual difference in America. In this course, we will engage with Baldwin’s essays, novels, and plays, together with related philosophical work and film, in order to explore the some of the main philosophical themes in Baldwin’s work. We will focus on the roles that love, truth-telling, and self-knowledge play in living a morally good life and in creating a just society.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • United States Diversity