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  • Edited Works:

    • American Philosophies: an Anthology.  Ed. Harris, Anne S. Waters, Scott Pratt.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2002.

    • The Critical Pragmatism of Alain Locke: a Reader on Value Theory, Aesthetics, Community, Culture, Race, and Education.  Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999.

    • Racism.  Amherst, NY: Humanity Books, 1999.

    • Exploitation and Exclusion: Race and Class in Contemporary US Society.  Ed. Harris, Abebe Zegeye, Julia Maxted.  London: Hans Zell Publishing Company, 1991.

    • Children in Chaos: a “Philosophy for Children” Experience.  Dubuque, IA: Kendall / Hunt, 1991.

    • The Philosophy of Alain Locke: Harlem Renaissance and Beyond.  Philadelphia: Temple UP, 1989.

    • Philosophy Born of Struggle: Afro-American Philosophy from 1917.  Dubuque, IA: Kendall / Hunt, 1983; Rev. ed. 2001.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • “African Philosophy in America,” “African-American Philosophy,” and “Harris, Leonard.”  Encyclopedia of African Religion and Philosophy.  New York: Garland, 1996.

    • “Alain Locke.”  A Companion to American Thought.  Ed. Richard Fox and James Kloppenberg.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1996.

    • “Alain Locke.”  American National Biography.  Ed. Susan B. Monroe.  Oxford: OUP, 1996.

    • Foreword.  Martin L. King Jr., and the Philosophy of Nonviolence.  By Greg Moses.  New York: Guilford, 1996.  350-58.

    • Foreword.  By Harris and Carolyn Johnson.  Fanon Reader.  Ed. Lewis R. Gordon, T. Sharpley-Whiting, and Renee White.  London: Routledge, 1996.  i-ix.

    • “Philosophy: African American.”  Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History.  New York: Macmillan, 1996.

    • “Prolegomenon to Race and Economics.”  A Different Vision: African American Economic Thought.  Ed. Thomas Boston.  London: Routledge, 1996.  136-154.

    • “‘Believe It or Not’ or the Klu Klux Klan and American Philosophy Exposed.”  Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 68.5 (May 1995): 133-37.

    • “The Ways of Socialism.”  Proceedings of the Radical Philosophy Association (1995): 1-3.

    • “Postmodernism and Utopia: an Unholy Alliance.”  Racism, the City and the State.  Ed. Michael Cross and Michael Keith.  London: Routledge, 1993.  31-44.

      • I AM BECAUSE WE ARE: Readings in Black Philosophy.  Ed. Fred Lee Hord and Jonathan Scott Lee.  Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1995.  367-382.

      • Philosophy Born of Struggle: Anthology of Afro-American Philosophy from 1917.  Ed. Leonard Harris.  Dubuque, IA: Kendall / Hunt, 1983.  Rpt. 2000.  274-288.

    • “The Horror of Tradition, or How to Burn Babylon and Build Benin While Reading A Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note.”  Philosophical Forum 24.1-3 (1992-93): 94-118.

      • African American Perspectives and Philosophical Traditions.  Ed. John P. Pittman.  London: Routledge, 1996.  94-118.

    • “Honor: Empowerment and Emasculation.”  Rethinking Masculinity.  Ed. Larry May and Robert A. Strinkwerda.  Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 1992.  275-288.

    • “Autonomy Under Duress.”  African-American Perspectives on Biomedical Ethics.  Ed. Harley E. Flack and Edmund D. Pelligrino.  Washington, D.C.: Georgetown UP, 1992.  133-149.

    • “Agency and the Concept of the Underclass.”  Philosophy and the Underclass.  Ed. Bill E. Lawson.  Philadelphia: Temple UP, 1992.  33-56.

    • “Epilogue.”  It Just Ain’t Fair: Ethics of Health Care for African Americans.  Ed. Annetta Dula and Sara Goering.  New Haven: Praeger, 1991.  264-269.

    • “Leonard Harris on the Life and Work of Alain Locke.”  African-American Humanism.  Ed. Norm R. Allan, Jr.  Buffalo, NY: Prometheus, 1991.  269-275.

    • “The Lacuna Between Philosophy and History.”  Journal of Social Philosophy 20.3 (1989): 110-14.

    • “Identity: Alain Locke Atavism.”  Transactions of the Charles S. Pierce Society 26.1 (1988): 65-84.

    • “The Characterization of American Philosophy: the African World as a Reality in American Philosophy.”  Quest: Philosophical Discussions 11:1 (1988): 25-36.

    • “The Legitimation Crisis in American Philosophy: Crisis Resolution from the Standpoint of the Afro-American Tradition of Philosophy.”  Social Science Information 21.1 (1987): 57-73.


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