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Philosophical racism

Flikschuh, Katrin (2018) Philosophical racism. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 92 (1). pp. 91-110. ISSN 0066-7374

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Identification Number: 10.1093/arisup/aky003

Abstract

Philosophical discussions frame the problem of race as either a social or an historical one; race is rarely diagnosed as a problem in philosophy. This article employs African philosophical writings to capture the distinctiveness of philosophical racism. I offer some remarks on the concept of race, distinguish between social and philosophical racism, and set out African diagnoses of Western philosophical racism before considering possible responses to these diagnoses. I reject a blanket anti-racist prescriptivism and instead urge individual adoption of a research maxim that is responsive to opportunities for philosophical race reform as they arise within any domain of philosophical inquiry.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://academic.oup.com/aristotelian
Additional Information: © 2018 The Aristotelian Society
Divisions: Government
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Departments > Government
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 16:52
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 06:41
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/86535

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