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Philosophy Imprisoned

The Love of Wisdom in the Age of Mass Incarceration

by Sarah Tyson Editor · Joshua M. Hall Editor

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Western philosophy's relationship with prisons stretches from Plato's own incarceration to the modern era of mass incarceration. Philosophy Imprisoned: The Love of Wisdom in the Age of Mass Incarceration draws together a broad range of philosophical thinkers, from both inside and outside prison walls, in the United States and beyond, who draw on a variety of critical perspectives (including phenomenology, deconstruction, and feminist theory) and historical and contemporary figures in philosophy (including Kant, Hegel, Foucault, and Angela Davis) to think about prisons in this new historical era. All of these contributors have experiences within prison walls: some are or have been incarcerated, some have taught or are teaching in prisons, and all have been students of both philosophy and the carceral system. The powerful testimonials and theoretical arguments are appropriate reading not only for philosophers and prison theorists generally, but also for prison reformers and abolitionists.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication Date:
2014

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Sarah Tyson (Editor)

Sarah Tyson is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado, Denver. Joshua M. Hall is visiting assistant professor of philosophy at Samford University.

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Creators

Contributor :
Spoon Jackson
Editor :
Sarah Tyson
Editor :
Joshua M. Hall
Contributor :
Eric Anthamatten
Contributor :
Anders "Andy" Benander III
Contributor :
Natalie Cisneros
Contributor :
Michael DeWilde
Contributor :
Vincent Greco
Contributor :
Timothy Greenlee
Contributor :
Arlando "Tray" Jones III
Contributor :
Drew Leder
Contributor :
Chris Lenn
Contributor :
John Douglas Macready
Contributor :
Lisa McLeod
Contributor :
William Muth
Contributor :
Cynthia Nielsen
Contributor :
Aislinn O'Donnell
Contributor :
Andre Pierce
Contributor :
Atif Rafay
Contributor :
Ginger Walker
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