Racism and Philosophy

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  • Copyright: 1999-07-01

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By definitively establishing that racism has broad implications for how the entire field of philosophy is practiced -- and by whom -- this powerful and convincing book puts all members of the discipline on notice that racism concems them. It simultaneously demonstrates to race theorists the significance of philosophy for their work.

Author Biography

Susan E. Babbitt is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, and author of Impossible Dreams: Rationality, Integrity, and Moral Imagination. Sue Campbell is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, and author of Interpreting the Personal: Expression and the Formation of Feelings, also from Comell.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Racism and the Practice of Philosophy
The Racial Polityp. 13
Fanon, Philosophy, and Racismp. 32
On Race and Philosophyp. 50
Racism: Paradigms and Perspectives
Moral Asymmetries in Racismp. 79
Racism: Paradigms and Moral Appraisal (A Response to Blum)p. 98
Contempt and Ordinary Inequalityp. 108
Colonial Racism: Sweeping Out Africa with Mother Europe's Broomp. 124
Reading the Colonizer's Mind: Lord Lugard and the Philosophical Foundations of British Colonialismp. 157
Morality, Identities, and "Race"
Split-Level Equality: Mixing Love and Equalityp. 189
"Race" and the Labor of Identityp. 202
Dominant Identities and Settled Expectationsp. 216
Moral Risk and Dark Watersp. 235
Notesp. 255
Bibliographyp. 277
Contributorsp. 289
Indexp. 291
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