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Extending Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy to the Literary and Moral Imagination
by Soden, John, Ph.D., Union Institute and University, 2016, 110; 10592621
Abstract (Summary)

This dissertation explores Martin Luther King, Jr.'s (1929-1968) ideas and philosophy in the context of dialogue with the moral and literary imagination. King was a leading thinker and voice for the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s in the United States.

Two fundamental philosophical ideas for King were love and empathy. This dissertation explores these ideas through discussion and dialogue. Notably, King's philosophy and claims are contrasted with the writings of John Dewey and Martha Nussbaum. The dialogue between the three scholars should afford readers the opportunity for different and perhaps meaningful questions related to the teachings and philosophy of King.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Boxill, Nancy
School: Union Institute and University
School Location: United States -- Ohio
Source: DAI-A 78/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, Literature, Philosophy
Keywords: Agape, John Dewey, Literary Imagination, Martin Luther King, Jr., Moral Imagination, Pragmatism
Publication Number: 10592621
ISBN: 978-1-369-73644-1
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