The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race

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Naomi Zack
Oxford University Press, 2017 - Blacks - 631 pages
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race provides up-to-date explanation and analyses by leading scholars of contemporary issues in African American philosophy and philosophy of race. These original essays encompass the major topics and approaches in this emerging philosophical subfield that supports demographic inclusion and diversity while at the same time strengthening the conceptual arsenal of social and political philosophy.

Over the course of the volume's ten topic-based sections, ideas about race held by Locke, Hume, Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche are supplemented by suppressed thought from the African diaspora, early twentieth-century African American perspectives and Native-, Asian-, and Latin-, American views. The contributors bring philosophical analysis to bear on the status of racial divisions as categories of humanity in the biological sciences, as well as within contemporary criticism and conceptual analysis. Essays present the special applications of American philosophy and continental philosophy to ideas of race as methodological alternatives to more analytic approaches. As a collection of analyses and assessments of 'race' in the real world, the volume pays trenchant and relevant attention to historical and contemporary racism and what it means to say that 'race' and racial identities are socially constructed.

The essays analyze contemporary social issues including the importance of racial difference and identity in education, public health, medicine, IQ and other standardized tests, and sports. Additionally, the essays consider the societal limitations and structures provided by public policy and law. As a critical theory, the volume compares the study of race to feminism. Historical and contemporary, academic and popular, racisms pertaining to male and female gender receive special consideration throughout the volume. While this comprehensive collection may have the effect of a textbook, each of the original essays is a fresh and authentic development of important present thought.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I Ideas of Race in the History of Modern Philosophy
15
Part II Pluralistic Ideas of Race
77
Part III Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science
135
Part IV American Philosophy and Ideas of Race
191
Part V Continental Philosophy and Race
247
Part VI Racisms and NeoRacisms
305
Part VII Social Construction and Racial Identities
363
Education Health Medicine and Sports
421
Part IX Public Policy Political Philosophy and Law
499
Part X Feminism Gender and Race
561
Index
619
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Naomi Zack received her PhD in Philosophy from Columbia University and is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon. Her recent books include White Privilege and Black Rights: The Injustice of US Police Racial Profiling and Homicide (2015), Applicative Justice: An Empirical Pragmatic Approach to Correcting Racial Injustice (2016), and The Ethics and Mores of Race: Equality after the History of Philosophy (2011, 2015).

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