Philosophy of Race

Philosophy of Race : An Introduction

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Philosophy of Race: An Introduction provides plainly written access to a new subfield that has been in the background of philosophy since Plato and Aristotle. Part I provides an overview of ideas of race and ethnicity in the philosophical canon, egalitarian traditions, race in biology, and race in American and Continental Philosophy. Part II addresses race as it operates in life through colonialism and development, social constructions and institutions, racism, political philosophy, and gender. This book constructs an outline that will serve as a resource for students, nonspecialists, and general readers in thinking, talking, and writing about philosophy of race.
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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 14.99mm | 4,277g
  • Cham, Switzerland
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2018
  • XIX, 258 p.
  • 3319787284
  • 9783319787282
  • 1,443,676

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Philosophy of Race: An Introduction provides plainly written access to a new subfield that has been in the background of philosophy since Plato and Aristotle. Part I provides an overview of ideas of race and ethnicity in the philosophical canon, egalitarian traditions, race in biology, and race in American and Continental Philosophy. Part II addresses race as it operates in life through colonialism and development, social constructions and institutions, racism, political philosophy, and gender. This book constructs an outline that will serve as a resource for students, nonspecialists, and general readers in thinking, talking, and writing about philosophy of race.
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Table of contents

Introduction to the Book



Part I. Ideas and Realities of Human Race



Introduction to Part I.



1. Ideas of Race in the Canonical History of Philosophy



2. Egalitarian Spiritual and Legal Traditions



3. Race according to Biological Science



4. Ideas of Race in 20th Century American and Continental Philosophy



5. Ethnicity and Related Forms of Race







Part II. Relations, Practices, and Theories of Race in Society



Introduction to Part II



6. Social Construction and Racial Identities



7. Racism and Neo-Racisms



8. Race in Contemporary Life



9. Political Philosophy, Law, and Public Policy



10. Feminism, Gender, and Race
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Review Text

Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2018
"Zack (philosophy, Univ. of Oregon) has written a book for everyone. Given contemporary (and historical) distress about race, such a book is warmly welcomed, especially a book written by a leader in the field. Zack highlights the salience of race, both historically and presently, in science, politics, law, and so on ... . Philosophy of Race will be the go-to resource for those who want an introduction that provides a solid understanding of race in everyday life." (M. W. Westmoreland, Choice, Vol. 56 (04), December, 2018)
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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2018

"Zack (philosophy, Univ. of Oregon) has written a book for everyone. Given contemporary (and historical) distress about race, such a book is warmly welcomed, especially a book written by a leader in the field. Zack highlights the salience of race, both historically and presently, in science, politics, law, and so on ... . Philosophy of Race will be the go-to resource for those who want an introduction that provides a solid understanding of race in everyday life." (M. W. Westmoreland, Choice, Vol. 56 (04), December, 2018)
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About Naomi Zack

Naomi Zack is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon, USA. Zack's newest book is her edited 51-essay Oxford Handbook on Philosophy and Race (2017). Recent publications include: The Theory of Applicative Justice: An Empirical Pragmatic Approach to Correcting Racial Injustice (2016); White Privilege and Black Rights: The Injustice of US Police Racial Profiling and Homicide (April 2015) and The Ethics and Mores of Race: Equality after the History of Philosophy (2011/2015).
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