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Lewis Gordon Presents: “What Fanon Said”

Frantz Fanon as an exemplar of thought against forms of reason marked by racism.

Anti-Black racism avows reason is white while emotion, and thus supposedly unreason, is Black. Challenging academic adherence to this notion, Lewis R. Gordon offers a portrait of Martinican-turned-Algerian revolutionary psychiatrist and philosopher Frantz Fanon as an exemplar of “living thought” against forms of reason marked by colonialism and racism. Working from his own translations of the original French texts, Gordon critically engages everything in Fanon from dialectics, ethics, existentialism and humanism to philosophical anthropology, phenomenology and political theory as well as psychiatry and psychoanalysis.

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