Stephen Clifford Ferguson
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Born in Topeka, Kansas, I grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. I attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where I received my bachelors degree in philosophy and history with a minor in Black Studies.
My most recent book is Philosophy of African American Studies: Nothing Left of Blackness (Palgrave 2015).
His publications included:
- “Exploring the Matter of Race: A Materialist Philosophical Inquiry,” in Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race, ed. Naomi Zack (Oxford University Press, 2017)
- “Categorial Conversion as Nkrumaist Dialectics: Dialectical Arguments in Nkrumah’s Consciencism,” in Disentangling Consciencism: Kwame Nkrumah’s Practical Philosophy Today, ed. Martin Ajei (Lexington Books, 2017)
- “Shreds of Truth: The Antinomy and Synechdoche in the Work of Ta-Nehisi Coates,” co-authored with Gregory Meyerson, Works & Days (Special Issue: Scholactivism: Reflections on Transforming Praxis Inside and Outside the Classroom) 33-34 (2016-2017), 251-298.
- “The Philosopher King: Dialectics in the Political Thought and Practice of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” in Philosophical Perspectives on Martin Luther King, Jr., ed. Robert E. Birt (Lexington Books, 2012), 87-107.
- “The History of African American Philosophy and Philosophers: A General Outline,” co-authored with John H. McClendon, in The Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2011), 509-523.
He is currently working on a book (with John H. McClendon) titled African American Philosophers and Philosophy: An Introduction to the History, Concepts and Contemporary Issues to be published with Bloomsbury (Fall 2019). This book is the first book-length philosophical examination of academic African American philosophers and philosophy from 1865 to now. We examine how African American philosophers have developed a formidable body of works about philosophy, particularly how the Black experience is related to the “big questions” in the areas of metaphilosophy, epistemology, philosophy of science, history of philosophy, philosophy of social science, philosophy of history, philosophy of religion, ontology and political philosophy.
- Ph.D. in Philosophy from University of Kansas, 2004
- AFS 240 - 001African Civilization11:45 - 01:00 M W129 Winston Hall
- AFS 240 - 601African CivilizationOnline Class
- AFS 241 - 001Introduction to African-American Studies II04:30 - 05:45 T H356 Witherspoon Student Ctr
- AFS 342 - 001Introduction to the African Diaspora11:45 - 01:00 M W111 1911 Bldg
- AFS 344 - 601Leadership in African American CommunitiesOnline Class
- AFS 346 - 001Black Popular Culture10:15 - 11:30 M W111 1911 Bldg
- AFS 346 - 601Black Popular CultureOnline Class
- AFS 440 - 001Senior Seminar in Africana Studies106 1911 Building
- AFS 442 - 601Issues in the African DiasporaOnline Class
- ARS 346 - 001Black Popular Culture10:15 - 11:30 M W111 1911 Bldg
- ARS 346 - 601Black Popular CultureOnline Class
- PHI 320 - 001Philosophy of Race11:45 - 01:00 T H334 Daniels Hall