Philosophy of Science and Race

ISBN-10: 0415941644

ISBN-13: 9780415941648

Edition: 2003

Authors: Naomi Zack
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Description: In this concisely argued, short new book, well-known philosopher Naomi Zack explores the scientific and philosophical problems in applying a biological conception of race to human beings. Through the systematic analysis of up-to-date data and conclusions in population genetics, transmission genetics, and biological anthropology, Zack provides a comprehensive conceptual account of how "race" in the ordinary sense has no basis in science. Her book combats our everyday understanding of race as a scientifically supported taxonomy of human beings, and in conclusion challenges us to be clear about what we mean by "race" and what it would require to remedy racism.

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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/20/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: Reason and Method
Philosophical Racial Essentialism: Hume and Kant
Geography and Ideas of Race
Phenotypes and Ideas of Race
Transmission Genetics and Ideas of Race
Genealogy and Ideas of Race
Race and Contemporary Anthropology
Philosophical and Social Implications
Notes
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