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By Jacqueline Scott, A. Todd Franklin, Robert Gooding-Williams

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Explores convergences among the information of Friedrich Nietzsche and African American thought.

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27 Basically speaking, Locke avers that in order to truly understand a culture one must first patiently and thoroughly compile a comprehensive catalogue of all of the values, standards, and ideals that uniquely define it. Once this is completed, one must then develop a psychologically and historically sensitive interpretation of the culture that contextualizes it in terms of the peculiar needs, interests, goals, and conditions that give rise to its emergence and evolution. ”28 Kindred Spirits 29 Emphasizing the pedagogical merits of this organic, or integrative, approach to systems of value, Locke later baptizes it as “critical relativism” and touts its usefulness as a means of promoting a broader recognition and acceptance of diverse cultures and ways of life.

As the rest of the Preface reveals, one of Nietzsche’s favorite examples of one who falls prey to the forces of persuasion is undoubtedly Immanuel Kant. 25. For more on the critical function and organic nature of Nietzsche’s genealogical method, see Eric Blondel’s “The Question of Genealogy,” in Nietzsche, Genealogy, Morality, ed. Richard Schacht (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994), 306–17. 26. Locke, “Pluralism,” 101. 27. Locke, “The Concept of Race as Applied to Social Culture,” 198.

20. Alain Locke, The New Negro (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997), 4. 21. Locke, New Negro, 10. 22. Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, trans. Myra Bergman Ramos (New York: Continuum), 29. 23. Cornel West, Keeping the Faith: Philosophy and Race in America (New York: Routledge, 1993), 23. 24. As the rest of the Preface reveals, one of Nietzsche’s favorite examples of one who falls prey to the forces of persuasion is undoubtedly Immanuel Kant. 25. For more on the critical function and organic nature of Nietzsche’s genealogical method, see Eric Blondel’s “The Question of Genealogy,” in Nietzsche, Genealogy, Morality, ed.

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