Book Launch: Critique & Praxis


We are all mourning the loss of the great Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and extend to her family our deepest condolences. #StreetRidersNYC are not riding.
Let’s meet instead today at the vigil for RBG in NYC. Time & location will be posted on Bernard E. Harcourt’s website In peace & solidarity.

In solidarity, in protest, together—Critique & Praxis!

In times past, we celebrated the publication of a book with a book launch and a party—with champagne, tributes, and toasts. But these are not normal times. These times call for critical praxis, not book parties.

In lieu of a book launch for the publication of Critique & Praxis, please join us for a protest ride for #BlackLivesMatter with the Street Riders NYC on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

Meet at 3:00pm at Frederick Douglass Circle at 110th/Cathedral Parkway. The Street Riders NYC usually depart at 4pm from a location announced only shortly before the ride. So meeting at Frederick Douglass Circle at 3pm should allow us ample time to get there together. RSVP for updates.


About the Book

Critical theory has always challenged the division between theory and practice. At its best, it aims to turn contemplation into emancipation, seeking to transform society in pursuit of equality, social justice, and human flourishing. Yet today’s critical theory often seems to engage only in critique. These times of crisis demand more. They demand critical praxis.

Critique & Praxis challenges us to move beyond decades of philosophical detours and to harness critical thought to the need for action. In a time of increasing awareness of economic and social inequality, it calls on us to engage in critical practice to make society more equal and just.

Critique & Praxis advocates for a new path forward that constantly challenges each and every one of us to ask what more we can do to realize a society based on equality and justice. Reflecting on decades of activism, social-justice litigation, and political engagement, and years of critical theory and philosophical work, Critique & Praxis charts a vision for political action and social transformation. Instead of posing the question, “What is to be done?” we must now turn back onto ourselves and ask, and answer, “What more am I to do?”

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