David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy in the Contemporary World 18 (1):31-42 (2011)
This paper explores and expands upon Jorge Gracia's reasons for the apparent lack of Hispanics in US philosophy. The point is to explain the underrepresentation of Hispanics in philosophy, with a focus on a specific subgroup of Hispanics, namely, "homegrown" US Hispanics. This group wasentirely missing from the "established" ranks in Gracia's census. I propose a phenomenological explanation for this lack, rooted in my experience as ahomegrown US Hispanic. This experience gives rise to a sense of identity described as "post-immigrant." Those of us in the American philosophical establishment who share this identity, or who feel its pull, desire but hesitate to fully and authentically engage philosophy and the philosophical life, where thisrequires an uncompromising insertion of our cultural and historical identity into what we write and teach. The reason for the absence of homegrown Hispanicphilosophers who are willing to engage issues related to their circumstance as Hispanics is what I call, "the post-immigrant fear."
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
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
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jorge J. E. Gracia (1999). Hispanics, Philosophy, and the Curriculum. Teaching Philosophy 22 (3):241-248.
Jorge J. E. Gracia (2004). Language Priority in the Education of Children: Pogge's Argument in Favor of English-First for Hispanics. Journal of Social Philosophy 35 (3):420–431.
Heidi Nelson Hochenedel & Douglas Mann (2001). On the Impotence of Cultural Post-Feminism. Social Philosophy Today 17:163-178.
Joerg Dietz & S. Pugh (2004). I Say Tomato, You Say Domate:Differential Reactions to English-Only Workplace Policies by Persons From Immigrant and Non-Immigrantfamilies. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 52 (4):365 - 379.
Celia Bardwell-Jones (2011). The Space Between: The Politics of Immigration in Asian/Pacific Islander America. The Pluralist 5 (3):49-55.
Paolo Diego Bubbio (2012). Kierkegaard's Regulative Sacrifice: A Post-Kantian Reading ofFear and Trembling. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 20 (5):691-723.
Jessica A. Folkart (2012). The Ethics of Spanish Identity and In-Difference. Philosophy and Literature 35 (2):216-232.
Carl Anders Säfström (2010). The Immigrant has No Proper Name: The Disease of Consensual Democracy Within the Myth of Schooling. Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 (5):606-617.
Paul Van Den Berg (2004). Be Prestige-Resilient! A Contextual Ethics of Cultural Identity. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7 (2):197-214.
Paul Van Den Berg (2004). Be Prestige- Resilient! A Contextual Ethics of Cultural Identity. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7 (2):197 - 214.
K. E. Supriya (1996). Confessionals, Testimonials: Women's Speech in/and Contexts of Violence. Hypatia 11 (4):92 - 106.
Mary R. Rose, Christopher G. Ellison & Shari Seidman Diamond, Preferences for Juries Over Judges Across Racial and Ethnic Groups.
Magdalena Michalik-Jeżowska (2006). The Function of Bauman's Approach to Post-Modern Personal Identity at the Threshold of the 21st Century. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 9:67-73.
Added to index2012-03-18
Total downloads10 ( #145,701 of 1,100,730 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #176,272 of 1,100,730 )
How can I increase my downloads?