Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ideas and Realities of Human Race

  3. Relations, Practices, and Theories of Race in Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-122
    2. Naomi Zack
      Pages 149-173
    3. Naomi Zack
      Pages 175-196
    4. Naomi Zack
      Pages 221-244
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 245-258

About this book


Philosophy of Race: An Introduction provides plainly written access to a new subfield that has been in the background of philosophy since Plato and Aristotle. Part I provides an overview of ideas of race and ethnicity in the philosophical canon, egalitarian traditions, race in biology, and race in American and Continental Philosophy. Part II addresses race as it operates in life through colonialism and development, social constructions and institutions, racism, political philosophy, and gender. This book constructs an outline that will serve as a resource for students, nonspecialists, and general readers in thinking, talking, and writing about philosophy of race.   


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Authors and affiliations

  • Naomi Zack
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of OregonEugeneUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78728-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78729-9
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