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  1. Linda Martin Alcoff, The Problem of Speaking for Others.
    This was published in Cultural Critique (Winter 1991-92), pp. 5-32; revised and reprinted in Who Can Speak? Authority and Critical Identity edited by Judith Roof and Robyn Wiegman, University of Illinois Press, 1996; and in Feminist Nightmares: Women at Odds edited by Susan Weisser and Jennifer Fleischner, (New York: New York University Press, 1994); and also in Racism and Sexism: Differences and Connections eds. David Blumenfeld and Linda Bell, Rowman and Littlefield, 1995.
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  2. Linda Martín Alcoff, Bat-Ami Bar On, Laura Cannon, Ann Ferguson, Marilyn Frye, Alison M. Jaggar, Alison Kafer, Jean Keller, Sarah Clark Miller, Michele Moody-Adams, Lisa Tessman & Shelley Wilcox (2005). Feminist Interventions in Ethics and Politics: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This collection breaks new ground in four key areas of feminist social thought: the sex/gender debates; challenges to liberalism/equality; feminist ethics; and feminist perspectives on global ethics and politics in the 21st century. Altogether, the essays provide an innovative look at feminist philosophy while making substantive contributions to current debates in gender theory, ethics, and political thought.
     
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  3. Linda Martín Alcoff (2005). Latino Vs. Hispanic: The Politics of Ethnic Names. Philosophy and Social Criticism 31 (4):395-407.
    The politics of ethnic names, such as ‘Latino’ and ‘Hispanic’, raises legitimate issues for three reasons: because non-political considerations of descriptive adequacy are insufficient to determine absolutely the question of names; political considerations may be germane to an ethnic name’s descriptive adequacy; and naming opens up the political question of a chosen furture, to which we are accountable. The history of colonial and neo-colonial conditions structuring the relations of the North, Central and South Americas is both critical in understanding the (...)
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  4. Linda Martin Alcoff (2007). Epistemologies of Ignorance: Three Types. In Shannon Sullivan Nancy Tuana (ed.), Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance.
     
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (2010). Epistemic Identities. Episteme 7 (2):128-137.
    This paper explores the significant strengths of Fricker's account, and then develops the following questions. Can volitional epistemic practice correct for non-volitional prejudices? How can we address the structural causes of credibility-deflation? Are the motivations behind identity prejudice mostly other-directed or self-directed? And does Fricker aim for neutrality vis-à-vis identity, in which case her account conflicts with standpoint theory?
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (1998). What Should White People Do? Hypatia 13 (3):6 - 26.
    In this paper I explore white attempts to move toward a proactive position against racism that will amount to more than self-criticism in the following three ways: by assessing the debate within feminism over white women's relation to whiteness; by exploring "white awareness training" methods developed by Judith Katz and the "race traitor" politics developed by Ignatiev and Garvey, and; a case study of white revisionism being currently attempted at the University of Mississippi.
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  7. Linda Martín Alcoff (1999). Towards a Phenomenology of Racial Embodiment. Radical Philosophy 95:15-26.
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  8. Linda Martín Alcoff (2003). Latino/as, Asian Americans, and the Black–White Binary. Journal of Ethics 7 (1):5-27.
    This paper aims to contribute toward coalitionbuilding by showing that, even if we try tobuild coalition around what might look like ourmost obvious common concern – reducing racism –the dominant discourse of racial politics inthe United States inhibits an understanding ofhow racism operates vis-à-vis Latino/as andAsian Americans, and thus proves more of anobstacle to coalition building than an aid. Theblack/white paradigm, which operates to governracial classifications and racial politics inthe U.S., takes race in the U.S. to consist ofonly two racial (...)
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  9. Linda Martin Alcoff, Latinos and the Categories of Race.
    Apparently, Latinos are “taking over.” 1 With news that Latinos have become the largest minority group in the United States, the public airwaves are filled with concerned voices about the impact that a non-English dominant, Catholic, non-white, largely poor population will have on “American” identity. Aside from the hysteria, Latino identity poses some authentically new questions for the standard way in which minority identities are conceptualized. Are Latinos a race, an ethnicity, or some combination? What does it mean to have (...)
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  10. Linda Martin Alcoff, Comparative Race, Comparative Racisms (2007).
  11. Linda Martin Alcoff, Who's Afraid of Identity Politics?
    This volume is an act of talking back, of talking heresy. To reclaim the term “realism,” to maintain the epistemic significance of identity, to defend any version of identity politics today is to swim upstream of strong academic currents in feminist theory, literary theory, and cultural studies. It is to risk, even to invite, a dismissal as naive, uninformed, theoretically unsophisticated. And it is a risk taken here by people already at risk in the academy, already assumed more often than (...)
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (1995). Is the Feminist Critique of Reason Rational? Philosophical Topics 23 (2):1-26.
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (2009). Three Responses. Philosophy Today 53 (Supplement):59-70.
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (2009). Discourses of Sexual Violence in a Global Framework. Philosophical Topics 37 (2):123-139.
    In this paper I make a preliminary analysis of Western (or global North) discourses on sexual violence, focusing on the important concepts of “consent” and “victim.” The concept of “consent” is widely used to determine whether sexual violence has occurred, and it is the focal point of debates over the legitimacy of statutory offenses and over the way we characterize sex work done under conditions involving economic desperation. The concept of “victim” is shunned by many feminists and nonfeminists alike for (...)
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    John D. Caputo & Linda Martín Alcoff (eds.) (2009). St. Paul Among the Philosophers. Indiana University Press.
    In his epistles, St. Paul sounded a universalism that has recently been taken up by secular philosophers who do not share his belief in Christ, but who regard his project as centrally important for contemporary political life. The Pauline project—as they see it—is the universality of truth, the conviction that what is true is true for everyone, and that the truth should be known by everyone. In this volume, eminent New Testament scholars, historians, and philosophers debate whether Paul's promise can (...)
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    John D. Caputo & Linda Martín Alcoff (eds.) (2009). St. Paul Among the Philosophers. Indiana University Press.
    In his epistles, St. Paul sounded a universalism that has recently been taken up by secular philosophers who do not share his belief in Christ, but who regard his project as centrally important for contemporary political life. The Pauline project—as they see it—is the universality of truth, the conviction that what is true is true for everyone, and that the truth should be known by everyone. In this volume, eminent New Testament scholars, historians, and philosophers debate whether Paul's promise can (...)
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  17. Linda Martín Alcoff (2005). A Response to Gracia. Philosophy and Social Criticism 31 (4):419-422.
  18. Linda Martín Alcoff (2003). Introduction. Philosophy and Social Criticism 29 (1):53-55.
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (1997). Philosophy and Racial Identity. Philosophy Today 41 (1):67-76.
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    Linda Martin Alcoff (2002). Does the Public Intellectual Have Intellectual Integrity? Metaphilosophy 33 (5):521-534.
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (2001). Introduction for Symposium. Philosophy and Social Criticism 27 (2):1-2.
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    Linda Martín Alcoff & Eva Feder Kittay (2007). Introduction: Defining Feminist Philosophy. In Linda Alcoff & Eva Feder Kittay (eds.), The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy. Blackwell Pub.
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    Linda Martin Alcoff (1998). Real Knowing : A Response to My Critics. Social Epistemology 12 (3):289 – 305.
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (2009). Three Responses. Philosophy Today 53 (Supplement):59-70.
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    Linda Martin Alcoff (2005). The Metaphysics of Gender and Sexual Difference. In Barbara S. Andrew, Jean Clare Keller & Lisa H. Schwartzman (eds.), Feminist Interventions in Ethics and Politics: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
    “It is certainly true, as nominalists have been concerned to acknowledge, that judgements about kinds are determined in part by human interests, projects, and practices. But the possibility that human interests, projects, and practices sometimes develop as they do because the real (physical or social) world is as it is suggests that this sort of dependence is not by itself an argument against essentialism.”.
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (2003). Gadamer's Feminist Epistemology. In Lorraine Code (ed.), Feminist Interpretations of Hans-Georg Gadamer. Pennsylvania State University Press
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  27. Linda Martin Alcoff (2000). “Merleau-Ponty and Feminist Theory on Experience.”. In Fred Evans Leonard Lawlor (ed.), Chiasm, Merleau-Ponty's Notion of Flesh.
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    Linda Martín Alcoff, Foucault's Philosophy of Science: Structures of Truth/Structures of Power.
    Michel Foucault’s formative years included the study not only of history and philosophy but also of psychology: two years after he took license in philosophy at the Sorbonne in 1948, he took another in psychology, and then obtained, in 1952, a Diplôme de Psycho Pathologie . From his earliest years at the Ecole Normale Superieur he had taken courses on general and social psychology with one of most influential psychologists of the time, Daniel Lagache, who was attempting to integrate psychoanalysis (...)
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    Linda Martin Alcoff, The Political Critique of Identity.
    Political concerns about the importance of social identity are voiced equally across left, liberal, and right wing perspectives. Moreover, the suspicion of identity is not relegated to the discourse of intellectuals but is also manifest in the mainstream as a widespread public attitude, and not only among white communities.
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  30. Linda Martín Alcoff, Debra A. Castillo, Santiago Castro-Gómez, Rafael Cervantes Martínez, Felipe Gil Chamizo, Raúl Fornet-Betancourt, Jorge J. E. Gracia, María Mercedes Jaramillo, María Pía Lara-Zavala, Eduardo Mendieta, Walter Mignolo, Iván Petrella, Roberto Regalado Álvarez, Mario Sáenz, Ofelia Schutte & Leopoldo Zea (eds.) (2002). Latin American Perspectives on Globalization: Ethics, Politics, and Alternative Visions. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    From the most prominent thinkers in Latin American philosophy, literature, politics, and social science comes a challenge to conventional theories of globalization. The contributors to this volume imagine a discourse in which revolution requires no temporalized march of progress or takeovers of state power but instead aims at local control and the material conditions for human dignity.
     
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (2004). Book Review: Drucilla Cornell. Just Cause: Freedom, Identity, and Rights. New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000. [REVIEW] Hypatia 19 (3):225-228.
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (2013). Epistemology and Politics. [REVIEW] Radical Philosophy Review 16 (3):817-820.
  33. Linda Martin Alcoff & Eduardo Mendieta (eds.) (2000). Thinking From the Underside of History: Enrique Dussel's Philosophy of Liberation. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Enrique Dussel's writings span the theology of liberation, critiques of discourse ethics, evaluations of Marx, Levinas, Habermas, and others, but most importantly, the development of a philosophy written from the underside of Eurocentric modernist teleologies, an ethics of the impoverished, and the articulation of a unique Latin American theoretical perspective. This anthology of original articles by U.S. philosophers elucidating Dussel's thought, offers critical analyses from a variety of perspectives, including feminist ones. Also included is an essay by Dussel that (...)
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    Linda Martín Alcoff & Sarah K. Miraglia, Is Sarah Palin a Feminist?
    We have been teaching gender issues and feminist theory for many years, and we know that there is certainly a diversity of views among women, and men, about what counts as feminist or as good for women. Some may see a competent woman running for V.P as inevitably a step forward for women's equality. But consider this.
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (2010). Sotomayor's Reasoning. Southern Journal of Philosophy 48 (1):122-138.
    Justice Sonia Sotomayor was vilified for arguing that one's social identity can contribute positively to judgment or public reason. This paper considers and expands on Sotomayor's arguments, showing that identity is relevant to snap judgments and to sensation transference that affects how speakers are assessed. It further develops a hermeneutic account of identity that can make sense of its epistemic relevance without foreclosing individual variation.
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    Linda Martin Alcoff, Knowing Self in Power and Truth.
    In her book, Real Knowing (Cornell UP, 1996), and in many articles, she argues, in opposition to many post-structuralists and pragmatists, for the preservation of a notion of truth as partly referential albeit inextricably tied to a context. Furthermore, and in connection to this, she also critiques pure proceduralism in the normative dimension, defending instead a notion of normativity that is substantive but context related, thus, not universal or absolute.
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (2012). Cluster: The Myths of Maternity – Editor's Introduction. Hypatia 27 (1):73-75.
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (2013). Luce Irigaray Cluster—Editor's Introduction. Hypatia 28 (3):417-418.
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (2009). Latinos Beyond the Binary. Southern Journal of Philosophy 47 (S1):112-128.
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (2005). Latino Oppression. Journal of Social Philosophy 36 (4):536–545.
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (2008). Surviving Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality by Jorge J. E. Gracia; Mapping the Boundaries of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality. International Philosophical Quarterly 48 (2):231-238.
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    Linda Martín Alcoff & John D. Caputo (2012). Abromeit, John. Max Horkheimer and the Foundations of the Frankfurt School. Cambridge-New York: Cam-Bridge University Press, 2011. Pp. Xiii+ 441. Cloth, $95.00. Acosta, Emiliano. Schiller Versus Fichte: Schillers Begriff der Person in der Zeit Und Fichtes Kategorie der Wech-Selbestimmung Im Widerstreit. Fichte Studien Supplementa, Band 27. Amsterdam-New York: Rodopi, 2011. Pp. X+ 302. Paper, $87.00. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (2):305-307.
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    Alison Wylie, Linda Martín Alcoff, Ann E. Cudd & Sharyn Clough (2013). Editors' Farewell Introduction. Hypatia 28 (4):695-697.
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (2013). Habits of Hostility. Philosophy Today 44 (Supplement):30-40.
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (2008). Calibans Phenomenological Ontology. Clr James Journal 14 (1):9-25.
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    Linda Martin Alcoff (2005). The Metaphysics of Gender and Sexual Difference. In Barbara S. Andrew, Jean Clare Keller & Lisa H. Schwartzman (eds.), Feminist Interventions in Ethics and Politics: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
    “It is certainly true, as nominalists have been concerned to acknowledge, that judgements about kinds are determined in part by human interests, projects, and practices. But the possibility that human interests, projects, and practices sometimes develop as they do because the real (physical or social) world is as it is suggests that this sort of dependence is not by itself an argument against essentialism.”.
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    Linda Martin Alcoff (2003). Review of Arnold Davidson, The Emergence of Sexuality: Historical Epistemology and the Formation of Concepts. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2003 (9).
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (2000). Habits of Hostility: On Seeing Race. Philosophy Today 44 (Supplement):30-40.
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    Linda Martin Alcoff, On Prejudging the Duke Lacrosse Team Scandal.
    First, we should separate out the two distinct realms of discourse that are operative in this scandal: the formal legal one, from the informal public one. Each realm has different standards of judgment, and plays a different role. The formal, legal realm is organized to determine the legal guilt of innocence of the individuals accused, while it should be clear that the public realm—that diffuse and loose amalgam of both formal and informal communications—cannot determine individual legal guilt or innocence. First, (...)
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    Linda Martín Alcoff (2012). Then and Now. Journal of Speculative Philosophy 26 (2):268-278.
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