Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunday with West

Ever wonder what your professors do over the weekends? Luckily, The New York Times is there to fill you in on the "Sunday routine" of Professor Cornel West GS '80. West, it turns out, never spends the weekend in town, nor does he eat the most important meal of the day. For those of you who have class with West next Monday: Keep in mind, he's up on the reading.
I try to shoot to be home by 8 or 9 at night. I like to get home and wash my clothes. I have to read all night; I have to be real fresh for class. I like to read two or three hours every night. Right now I’m reading Robert Brandom, one of the great pragmatic American philosophers. I read until 2, 2:30 a.m. I don’t really need that much sleep.