Race A Philosophical Introduction

ISBN-10: 0745649661
ISBN-13: 9780745649665
Edition: 2nd 2013
Authors: Paul C. Taylor
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Description: Blending metaphysics and social philosophy, analytic philosophy and pragmatic philosophy of experience, this text outlines the main features and implications of race-thinking, engaging with the ideas of the leading figures in the field.

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 3/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Blending metaphysics and social philosophy, analytic philosophy and pragmatic philosophy of experience, this text outlines the main features and implications of race-thinking, engaging with the ideas of the leading figures in the field.

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
Theory
What Race-Thinking Is
The language of race
What we mean by "race": what do you mean, "we"?
"Race" and race, words and things
What "race-thinking� means
Modern racialism: pre-history and background
Philosophers on history
The anthropological background
The ancients
Toward modernity
Power, racial formation, and method
Conclusion
Three Challenges to Race-Thinking
Introduction
The anti-racist challenge, take 1: isn't race-thinking unethical?
What racism is
Classical racialism: history and background
Early modern racialism
High modern, or classical, racialism
The concept of classical racialism
The challenge of human variation: isn't racial biology false?
What's wrong with race
The challenge of social differentiation: isn't the race concept just in the way?
Ethnicity
Nation
Class
Caste
Intersecting principles: gender
Conclusion
What Races Are: The Metaphysics of Critical Race Theory
Introduction
After classical racialism: late-modern racialism
And after that: post-modern racialism
The US racial terrain today
Varieties of racialism: four accounts and ten questions
What races are: a radical constructionist's story
Ten questions
Conclusion
Practice
Existence, Experience, Elisions
Introduction
Ethical eliminativism, for and against; or, the anti-racist challenge, take 2
The slippery slope and the argument from political realism
The argument from self-realization
Existence, identity, and despair
The basics
Despair and terror
Double consciousness
Micro-diversity, part 1
Micro-diversity, part 2
In between: illusions of purity and interstitial peoples
Experience, invisibility, and embodiment
The basics
Invisibility and the other mind-body problem
From the ontic to the ontological
Conclusion
The Color Question
Introduction
Color and "courting": the ethics of miscegenation
Endogamy and the elements of ethics
Racism and criticism
Colorblindness and affirmative action
Background and arguments
Suspect classifications
Conclusion
From Anchor Babies to Obama: Are We Post-Racial Yet?
Thinking race philosophically
On post-racialism
On immigration, authorization, and the US-Mexico border
Immigration enforcement as a racial problem
Immigration enforcement as a racial project
Immigration, securitization, globalization
Globalization
Securitization
Conclusion: Race-ing the Obamas
Further Reading
Notes
Index

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