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November 18, 2021

Cornel West is one of the most profound, diverse, and intellectual thinkers of the time. Now he’s inviting you into the depths of his brilliant mind to teach you how thinking like a philosopher can help you navigate your personal relationships, your decision-making, and your everyday life by looking at the world from a completely different point of view.

Learn more about Cornel West on MasterClass at

A lifelong learner, distinguished scholar, and renowned writer, Cornel West has been sharing his radical philosophy on life through decades of teaching at prestigious universities such as Princeton, Harvard, and Union Theological Seminary in New York City and speaking out on topics such as religion, race, war, and democracy in America.

Cornel has written 20 books, including his best-known “Race Matters,” “Democracy Matters,” and his memoir, “Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.” He is also a frequent guest on Real Time With Bill Maher, CNN, C-Span, and Democracy Now, where he continues to share his perspectives on living a life rooted in love and compassion.

Lessons in this online class include:
• How to Think Like a Philosopher
• What It Means to Be Human
• Cultivating Compassion
• Living a Wise and Courageous Life
• How Philosophy Serves Humanity
• A Philosophical Take on Love
• Hope, Optimism, and Despair
• The Importance of Receiving Love
• Love, Philosophy, and the Music of John Coltrane
• The Impact of Music on Community
• The Impact of Music on Humanity
• Fostering the Best of Your Communal Roots
• Honesty, Trust, and Individuality in Community
• Democratizing Philosophy

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