Degree Granting Department
Charles Guignon, Ph.D.
Kwasi Wiredu, B. Phil
Stephen Turner, Ph.D.
existentialism, phenomenology, black philosophy, Fanon
The purpose of this paper is to provide a phenomenological examination of Otherness as it relates to the experience of being black in the America. The project begins with a summary of the Otherness theories of Emmanuel Levinas, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir. I then compare these accounts to "Black Consciousness" with a criticism of Sartre from Frantz Fanon. I use this criticism to construct new concepts that will help to better understand the experience of blackness.
Scholar Commons Citation
I'Anson, Chioke A. M, "Otherness and Blackness" (2003). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.