David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Social commentators have long asked whether racial categories should be conserved or eliminated from our practices, discourse, institutions, and perhaps even private thoughts. In A Theory of Race, Joshua Glasgow argues that this set of choices unnecessarily presents us with too few options. Using both traditional philosophical tools and recent psychological research to investigate folk understandings of race, Glasgow argues that, as ordinarily conceived, race is an illusion. However, our pressing need to speak to and make sense of social life requires that we employ something like racial discourse. These competing pressures, Glasgow maintains, ultimately require us to stop conceptualizing race as something biological, and instead understand it as an entirely social phenomenon.
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$123.09 used (18% off) $123.63 new (18% off) $134.86 direct from Amazon (11% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||GN269.G52 2009|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Neven Sesardic (2010). Race: A Social Destruction of a Biological Concept. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 25 (2):143-162.
Quayshawn Spencer (2012). What 'Biological Racial Realism' Should Mean. Philosophical Studies 159 (2):181-204.
Julie L. Shulman & Joshua Glasgow (2010). Is Race-Thinking Biological or Social, and Does It Matter for Racism? An Exploratory Study. Journal of Social Philosophy 41 (3):244-259.
Ron Mallon (2010). Sources of Racialism. Journal of Social Philosophy 41 (3):272-292.
Sally Haslanger (2014). Race, Intersectionality, and Method: A Reply to Critics. Philosophical Studies 171 (1):109-119.
Similar books and articles
Falguni A. Sheth (2004). The Technology of Race. Radical Philosophy Review 7 (1):77-98.
Bruce R. Dain (2002). A Hideous Monster of the Mind: American Race Theory in the Early Republic. Harvard University Press.
Zeus Leonardo (2011). After the Glow: Race Ambivalence and Other Educational Prognoses. Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (6):675-698.
Ron Sundstrom (2002). Race as a Human Kind. Philosophy and Social Criticism 28 (1):91-115.
Michael Root (2003). The Use of Race in Medicine as a Proxy for Genetic Differences. Philosophy of Science 70 (5):1173-1183.
Paul C. Taylor (2004). Race: A Philosophical Introduction. Distributed in the Usa by Blackwell Pub..
Velazco Y. Trianosky (forthcoming). Savages, Wild Men, and Monstrous Races: The Social Construction of Race in the Early Modern Era. In Peggy Zeglin Brand (ed.), Beauty Revisited. Indiana University Press.
Joshua Glasgow (2008). On the Methodology of the Race Debate: Conceptual Analysis and Racial Discourse. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 76 (2):333–358.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads47 ( #38,217 of 1,101,833 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #191,891 of 1,101,833 )
How can I increase my downloads?