Philosophy of Science and Race

Routledge (2002)
In this concisely argued, short new book, well-known philosopher Naomi Zack explores the scientific and philosophical problems in applying a biological conception of race to human beings. Through the systematic analysis of up-to-date data and conclusions in population genetics, transmission genetics, and biological anthropology, Zack provides a comprehensive conceptual account of how "race" in the ordinary sense has no basis in science. Her book combats our everyday understanding of race as a scientifically supported taxonomy of human beings, and in conclusion challenges us to be clear about what we mean by "race" and what it would require to remedy racism.
Keywords Race Philosophy  Science and civilization  Science Social aspects
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Call number GN269.Z33 2002
ISBN(s) 0415941636   0415941644   9780415941648  
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