Request Inspection Copy

If you are an Academic or Teacher and wish to consider this book as a prescribed textbook for your course, you may be eligible for a complimentary inspection copy. Please complete this form, including information about your position, campus and course, before adding to cart.

* Required Fields

To complete your Inspection Copy Request you will need to click the Checkout button in the right margin and complete the checkout formalities. You can include Inspection Copies and purchased items in the same shopping cart, see our Inspection Copy terms for further information.

Any Questions? Please email our text Support Team on text@footprint.com.au

Submit

Email this to a friend

* ALL required Fields

Order Inspection Copy

An inspection copy has been added to your shopping cart

Racism and Philosophy

by Susan E. Babbitt (Editor); Sue Campbell (Editor) Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
06/1999
ISBN:
9780801485046
Format:
Pbk 304 pages
Price:
AU$69.00 NZ$71.30
Product Status: Available in Approx 5 days
add to your cart

Other Available Formats:

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 concerns them. It simultaneously demonstrates to race theorists the significance of philosophy for their work.

A distinguished cast of authors takes a stand on the importance of race, focusing on the insights that analyses of race and racism can make to philosophy--not just to ethics and political philosophy but also to the more abstract debates of metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and epistemology. Contemporary philosophy, the authors argue, continues to evade racism and, as a result, often helps to promote it. At the same time, anti-racist theorists in many disciplines regularly draw on crucial notions of objectivity, rationality, agency, individualism, and truth without adequate knowledge of philosophical analyses of these very concepts.

Racism and Philosophy demonstrates the impossibility of talking thoughtfully about race without recourse to philosophy. Written to engage readers with a wide variety of interests, this is an essential book for all theorists of race and for all philosophers.
Susan E. Babbitt is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Development Studies, and Faculty of Education, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, and author of Artless Integrity: Moral Imagination, Reasons, and Stories and Impossible Dreams: Rationality, Integrity and Moral Imagination.

Sue Campbell was Professor of Philosophy and Coordinator of Gender and Women's Studies at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, and author of Interpreting the Personal: Expression and the Formation of Feelings, also from Cornell.