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Thomas Mann and Niko’s Cassirer

Stanley Corngold tells us a story about Thomas Mann’s dog named Niko. Not allowed to step foot into Mann’s library, Niko finally gains entry. Well, Niko ate a book by Ernst Cassirer. If it was the book on symbolic forms, well, then – as Captain Ryder might say in Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited – what […]

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Morris, M. (2024). Thomas Mann and Niko’s Cassirer. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/thomas-mann-and-nikos-cassirer/

Marla Morris

Marla is Professor of Curriculum, Foundations & Reading, in the College of Education, Statesboro Campus, Georgia Southern University, GA, USA. She studied philosophy at Tulane University, religious studies at Loyola University, New Orleans and Education at Louisiana State University. Her main interests are postmodern philosophy, psychoanalysis, curriculum studies and systematic theology. She has published papers on Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida, Michel Serres, Simone de Beauvoir,  drawing extensively on the work of Gaston Bachelard and Donna Haraway. Marla has also worked in Holocaust studies, trauma studies, medical humanities and chaplaincy.

Charles Mills

On Seeing and Naming the Whiteness of Philosophy

Originally published in The Philosopher, 110(2), https://www.thephilosopher1923.org/post/on-seeing-and-naming-the-whiteness-of-philosophy. We thank the author and the editors of The Philosopher for the permission to reproduce this essay. * * * On more than one occasion, I received an email message from Charles Mills advising me to be careful and that he was concerned about me. He would express such […]

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Yancy, G. (2022). Charles Mills: On Seeing and Naming the Whiteness of Philosophy. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/charles-mills/

George Yancy

George Yancy is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Philosophy at Emory University. He is one of the leading US scholars on critical philosophy of race and critical whiteness studies. His PhD (Distinction) in philosophy is from Duquesne University. Yancy has authored, edited, and co-edited over 20 books. Some of his recent books are Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race in America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), On Race: 34 Conversations in a Time of Crisis (Oxford University Press, 2017), and Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly about Racism in America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018). Yancy is known for his controversial and widely discussed interviews and articles published in The New York Times’ philosophy column, The Stone. Three of his books have won Choice Outstanding Academic Book Awards and he has twice won the American Philosophical Association Committee on Public Philosophy’s Op-Ed contest.