The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Race

The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Race

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For many decades, race and racism have been common areas of study in departments of sociology, history, political science, English, and anthropology. Much more recently, as the historical concept of race and racial categories have faced significant scientific and political challenges, philosophers have become more interested in these areas. This changing understanding of the ontology of race has invited inquiry from researchers in moral philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, and aesthetics.


The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Race offers in one comprehensive volume newly written articles on race from the world's leading analytic and continental philosophers. It is, however, accessible to a readership beyond philosophy as well, providing a cohesive reference for a wide student and academic readership. The Companion synthesizes current philosophical understandings of race, providing 37 chapters on the history of philosophy and race as well as how race might be investigated in the usual frameworks of contemporary philosophy. The volume concludes with a section on philosophical approaches to some topics with broad interest outside of philosophy, like colonialism, affirmative action, eugenics, immigration, race and disability, and post-racialism.


By clearly explaining and carefully organizing the leading current philosophical thinking on race, this timely collection will help define the subject and bring renewed understanding of race to students and researchers in the humanities, social science, and sciences.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 562 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 31.75mm | 1,134g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 2 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white; 8 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0415711231
  • 9780415711234

Table of contents

Table of Contents





Introduction





History and the Canon








Critical Philosophy of Race and Philosophical Historiography



Robert Bernasconi






Of Problem Moderns and Excluded Moderns: On the Essential Hybridity of Modernity



Oluifeiomi TaiiiwoI






Kant on Race and Transition



Frank Kirkland






Hegel on Race and Development



Frank Kirkland






Heidegger's Shadow: Levinas, Arendt, and the Magician from Messkirch



Jonathan Judaken






Race-ing the Canon: American Icons, from Thomas Jefferson to Alain Locke



Jacoby Carter






At the Intersections: Existentialism, Critical Philosophies of Race, and Feminism



Kathryn Gines






Critical Theory: Adorno, Marcuse, and Angela Davis



Arnold Farr






Poststructuralism and Race: Giorgio Agamben and Michel Foucault



Ladelle McWhorter





Alternative Traditions






Rights, Race, and the Beginnings of Modern Africana Philosophy



Chike Jeffers






Africana Thought



Lewis Gordon






Theorizing Indigeneity, Gender, and Settler Colonialism



Kyle Whyte and Shelbi Nahwilet Meissner









The History of Racial Theories in China



Frank Dikoetter






Racism in India



Ania Loomba





Metaphysics and Ontology






Analytic Metaphysics: Race and Racial Identity



Jorge J. E. Gracia and Susan L. Smith






American Experimentalism



Harvey Cormier






Race and Phenomenology (or Racializing Phenomenology)



Gail Weiss





Epistemology, Cognition, and Language






Epistemic Injustice and Epistemologies of Ignorance



Jose Medina






Implicit Bias and Race



Michael Brownstein






The Mark of the Plural: Generic Generalizations and Race



Daniel Wodak and Sarah-Jane Leslie






Psychoanalysis and Race



Kelly Oliver





Natural Science and Social Theory






Race and Biology



Rasmus Winther






Eugenics



Camisha Russell






Framing Intersectionality



Elena Ruiz






Canonizing the Critical Race Artifice: An Analysis of Philosophy's Gentrification of Critical Race Theory



Tommy Curry








Aesthetics






Race-ing Aesthetic Theory



Monique Roelofs






Joking About Race and Ethnicity



Stephanie Patridge






Anti-Black Racism: The Greatest Art Show on Earth



Janine Jones





Ethics and the Political






Racism



Luc Faucher






On Race and Solidarity: Reconsiderations



Lucius Outlaw






Race, Luck, and the Moral Emotions



Samantha Vice






Racism and Coloniality: The Invention of "Human(ity)" and the Three Pillars of the Colonial Matrix of Power (Racism, Sexism And Nature)



Walter Mignolo






White Supremacy



Charles Mills








Politics and Policy






On Post-Racialism: Or, How Color-Blindness Rebranded Is Still Vicious



Ronald Sundstrom






Philosophy of Race and the Ethics of Immigration



Jose Jorge Mendoza






Mixed-Race



Jared Sexton






Racism, State Violence, and the Homeland





Falguni Sheth
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Review Text

"This important and timely volume addresses foundational questions concerning the impact of racial ideologies and practices on the development of Western philosophy. These interventions, profound in their ontological, epistemological and political implications, will be of keen interest to philosophers and other scholars working to better grasp the enduring legacies of racism."


--Steven Gregory, Columbia University





"A timely and telling collection on the philosophy of race in the critical tradition. The volume grapples in the terms of both the European and counter-European philosophical traditions concerning the driving questions of race and racism today. This is a critically valuable study of philosophical canons and disciplinary practices regarding race. A volume that is as productive to think about as it is to teach."


--David Theo Goldberg, University of California, Irvine
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Review quote

"This important and timely volume addresses foundational questions concerning the impact of racial ideologies and practices on the development of Western philosophy. These interventions, profound in their ontological, epistemological and political implications, will be of keen interest to philosophers and other scholars working to better grasp the enduring legacies of racism."


--Steven Gregory, Columbia University





"A timely and telling collection on the philosophy of race in the critical tradition. The volume grapples in the terms of both the European and counter-European philosophical traditions concerning the driving questions of race and racism today. This is a critically valuable study of philosophical canons and disciplinary practices regarding race. A volume that is as productive to think about as it is to teach."


--David Theo Goldberg, University of California, Irvine
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About Paul C. Taylor

Paul C. Taylor is Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, where he also serves as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. He has written three books, including Black is Beautiful: A Philosophy of Black Aesthetics and On Obama, and is one of the founding co-editors of the journal Critical Philosophy of Race.


Linda Martin Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, and Visiting Research Professor at Australian Catholic University. She was President of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, for 2012-2013. Her books include The Future of Whiteness and Visible Identities: Race, Gender and the Self.


Luvell Anderson is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis. Before coming to Memphis, he was Alain Locke Postdoctoral Fellow at Pennsylvania State University. His research lies principally in philosophy of language, philosophy of race, and aesthetics. He has published articles on the semantics of racial slurs and on racist humor.
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