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Leonard Harris

Please join me in congratulating Leonard Harris, professor of philosophy, on the publication of “A Philosophy of Struggle: The Leonard Harris Reader” (Bloomsbury, 2020), edited by Lee McBride, a 2006 Purdue philosophy Ph.D. recipient.

The collection introduces Leonard’s pioneering conceptions of philosophy, ethics, and racism, while also providing fresh insights into modern conceptualizations of race, tradition, and insurrection. According to Souleymane Bachir Diagne, professor of philosophy at Columbia University, the collection “includes the main texts that have marked out Leonard Harris’ continuing combat against all that separate humans from other humans, the human from her humanity. And as we feel the wind blowing through the pages of this Reader, we are reminded that the demand for radical questioning and examination which defines philosophy is first and foremost a force of emancipation.”

Congratulations, Professor Harris!

David's Signature

David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts