This course introduces students to the concept of "Folk Philosophy" as a critical Caribbean intellectual tradition developed and advanced by unlettered thinkers.  Students will identify the key sources of Caribbean folk philosophy, delineate its inner logic and philosophical emphases, and assess its contribution to society.  The philosophy and strategies of resistance practiced by the folk, and their experiences since Emancipation will be explored.  The contribution of key agents - national heroes, both official and unofficial - to discourses on New World being will also be examined.