Veranstaltung auf Masterniveau

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the foremost leader of the US Civil Rights Movement. He also had a sophisticated understanding of Philosophy and Political Theory, which he discussed in sermons, articles, and books. His writings discuss issues such as the nature of racism, the value of integration, the possibility of political and moral progress, reasons for hope, the injustice of poverty, the justification civil disobedience, and the reasons for non-violence. This seminar will discuss King’s writings both in their historical context and for their possible continued relevance. We will also read essays by contemporary Philosophers and Political Theorists who reflect on King’s writings and legacy.