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  1. Ken Knisely, Leonard Harris, Naomi Zack & Hugh Taft-Morales (forthcoming). Race and Racism: No Dogs or Philosophers Allowed. DVD.
    Is racism an act of the will? A disease? A bad habit? A result of lost virtues or of historical economic forces? Can we reliably claim that racism is an affront to justice? How does our scientific understanding of "race" affect our ethical considerations ? How can we ever know if we are acting from racist assumptions? With Leonard Harris, Naomi Zack, and Hugh Taft-Morales.
     
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  2. Naomi Zack (2015). Lebron , Christopher J . The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice in Our Time . New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. Xi+202. $74.00. [REVIEW] Ethics 125 (3):888-892.
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  3. Naomi Zack (2015). The Ethics and Mores of Race: Equality After the History of Philosophy, with a New Preface. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Naomi Zack brings us an indispensable work in the ethics of race through an inquiry into the history of moral philosophy. The Ethics and Mores of Race: Equality after the History of Philosophy enters into a web of ideas, ethics, and morals that untangle our evolving ideas of racial equality straight into the twenty-first century. In the preface to the paperback edition, Zack addresses the criticisms raised in response to this book and concludes that a focus on rights and justice, (...)
     
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  4. Naomi Zack (2015). White Privilege and Black Rights: The Injustice of U.S. Police Racial Profiling and Homicide. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Examining racial profiling in American policing, Naomi Zack argues against white privilege discourse while introducing a new theory of applicative justice. Deepening understanding without abandoning hope, Zack shows why it is more important to consider black rights than white privilege as we move forward through today's culture of inequality.
     
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  5. Naomi Zack (2014). Proposal for a Feminist Kantian Liberal Obligation to Resist Oppression. [REVIEW] Radical Philosophy Review 17 (1):313-317.
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  6. Naomi Zack (2014). Racial Equality, Human Equality, and Fairness. Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 35 (1-2):353-368.
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  7. Naomi Zack (2013). To Paganism, to Humanity. In Dan Flory & Mary Bloodsworth-Lugo (eds.), Race, Philosophy, and Film. Routledge 50--103.
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  8. Kelly Oliver, Cynthia Willett, Julie Willett, Naomi Zack, Anne-Marie Schultz, Jennifer Ingle & Lenore Wright (2012). Philosophical Feminism and Popular Culture. Lexington Books.
    The eight essays contained in this book explore the portrayal of women, and various philosophical responses to that portrayal in contemporary post-civil rights society. They bring feminist voices to the conversation about gender and attests to the importance of feminist critique in what is sometimes claimed to be a post-feminist era.
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  9. Naomi Zack (2012). About the Ethics and Mores of Race. Radical Philosophy Review 15 (2):373-382.
  10. Naomi Zack (2012). Violence, Poverty, and Disaster. Radical Philosophy Review 15 (1):53-65.
    Disaster has a triple violence: the literal event; inequality in rescue efforts; deprivation and coercion prior to physical disaster. Globally, the poor are the most vulnerable in disaster, but there are different degrees of poverty. Although Chile suffered a far more severe earthquake than Haiti, in 2010, the developed infrastructure of Chile allowed for greater resilience. The extreme poverty of Haiti impeded the implementation of humanitarian assistance pledged in the billions. In New Orleans, the exiled poor left behind usable real (...)
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  11. Naomi Zack (2011). The Ethics and Mores of Race: Equality After the History of Philosophy. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Naomi Zack brings us an indispensable work in the ethics of race through an inquiry into the history of moral philosophy. The Ethics and Mores of Race: Equality after the History of Philosophy enters into a web of ideas, ethics, and morals that untangle our evolving ideas of racial equality straight into the twenty-first century.
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  12. Naomi Zack (2010). The Fluid Symbol of Mixed Race. Hypatia 25 (4):875 - 890.
    Philosophers have little to lose in making practical proposals. If the proposals are enacted, the power of ideas to change the world is affirmed. If the proposals are rejected, there is new material for theoretical reflection. During the 1990s, I believed that broad public recognition of mixed race, particularly black and white mixed race, would contribute to an undoing of rigid and racist, socially constructed racial categories. I argued for such recognition in my first book, Race and Mixed Race (Zack (...)
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  13. Naomi Zack (2010). McCarthy, Thomas . Race, Empire, and the Idea of Human Development . New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009 . Pp. 254. $80.00 (Cloth); $27.99 (Paper). [REVIEW] Ethics 120 (3):622-627.
  14. Naomi Zack (2010). Review of Sibyl A. Schwarzenbach, On Civic Friendship: Including Women in the State. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (1).
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  15. Naomi Zack (2009). Bella Swan and Sarah Palin: All the Old Myths Are Not True. In Rebecca Housel & J. Jeremy Wisnewski (eds.), Twilight and Philosophy: Vampires, Vegetarians, and the Pursuit of Immortality. John Wiley & Sons 121--30.
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  16. Naomi Zack (2009). Ethics for Disaster. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Ethics for Disaster addresses the moral aspects of the aftermath of natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes. The book explores how these catastrophes illuminate the existing inequalities in society, combining a unique philosophical approach with new moral thinking. Zack stresses the obligation of both individuals and government in preparing for and responding to dangerous times, forcefully arguing for the preservation of normal moral principles even in times of crisis and national emergency.
     
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  17. Naomi Zack (2009). Georgia Warnke is Currently Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean at the University of California, Riverside. She is the Author of After Identity: Rethinking Race, Sex, and Gender (2007), Legitimate Differences: Interpretation in the Abortion Controversy and Other Public Debates (1999), Justice and Interpretation (1993), Gadamer: Hermeneutics, Tradition and Reason (1987), and Numerous Articles In. [REVIEW] In Laurie J. Shrage (ed.), You've Changed: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity. OUP Usa
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  18. Naomi Zack (2009). No More Mothers? Social Philosophy Today 25:17-30.
    The role of motherhood was attenuated over the second half of the twentieth century, by literal and metaphorical factors: Privileged women gained control over their reproduction and developed non-mothering life priorities; government and society became less nurturing in public ideals; projects of spontaneous speciation began in biology; the environment became unsustaining. In addition, feminist criticism resulted in greater individuation between the persons of mothers and their children. With these changes, the role of motherhood lacks a positive identity, culturally and psychically. (...)
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  19. Naomi Zack (2009). No More Mothers?: How Attenuating Factors Are Changing the Identity. Social Philosophy Today 25:17-30.
    The role of motherhood was attenuated over the second half of the twentieth century, by literal and metaphorical factors: Privileged women gained control over their reproduction and developed non-mothering life priorities; government and society became less nurturing in public ideals; projects of spontaneous speciation began in biology; the environment became unsustaining. In addition, feminist criticism resulted in greater individuation between the persons of mothers and their children. With these changes, the role of motherhood lacks a positive identity, culturally and psychically. (...)
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  20. Naomi Zack (2009). Race, Class, and Money in Disaster. Southern Journal of Philosophy 47 (S1):84-103.
  21. Naomi Zack (2009). Transsexuality and Daseia Y. Cavers-Huff. In Laurie J. Shrage (ed.), You've Changed: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity. OUP Usa 66.
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  22. Naomi Zack (2009). The Ethics of Disaster Planning. Philosophy of Management 8 (2):55-66.
    We are morally obligated to plan for disaster because it affects human life and well-being. Because contemporary disasters affect the public, such planning should be public in democracies and it should not violate the basic ethical principles of normal times. Current Avian Flu pandemic planning is restricted to a response model based on scarce resources, or inadequate preparation, which gives priority to some lives over others. Rather than this model of ‘Save the Greatest Number,’ the public would be more ethically (...)
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  23. Naomi Zack (2007). Can Third Wave Feminism Be Inclusive? Intersectionality, its Problems, and New Directions. In Linda Alcoff & Eva Feder Kittay (eds.), The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy. Blackwell Pub. 193--207.
  24. John Corcoran, Stephen F. Barker, Eric Dayton, John Greco, Naomi Zack, Richard S. Robin, Joel Isaac & Murray G. Murphey (2006). A Symposium on Murray G. Murphey, CI Lewis: The Last Great Pragmatist. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 42 (1):1-77.
     
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  25. Naomi Zack (2006). Murray Murphey's Work and C. I. Lewis's Epistemology: Problems with Realism and the Context of Logical Positivism. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 42 (1):32-44.
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  26. Naomi Zack (2005). Book Review: Philosophies of Race and Ethnicity. [REVIEW] Journal of Moral Philosophy 2 (1):104-108.
  27. Naomi Zack (2005). Bill E. Lawson and Donald F. Koch, Eds., Pragmatism and the Problem of Race Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 25 (6):413-416.
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  28. Naomi Zack (2005). Women of Color and Philosophy. Hypatia 20 (1):220-225.
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  29. Naomi Zack (2003). Race and Racial Discrimination. In LaFollette H. (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics. Oxford University Press 245--271.
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  30. Naomi Zack (2003). Reparations and the Rectification of Race. Journal of Ethics 7 (1):139-151.
    Positive law and problems with identifyingbeneficiaries confine reparations for U.S.slavery to the level of discourse. Within thediscourse, the broader topic of rectificationcan be addressed. The rectification of slaveryincludes restoring full humanity to our ideasof the slaves and their descendants and itrequires disabuse of the false biological ideaof race. This is not racial eliminativism,because biological race never existed, but moreimportantly because African American racialidentities and redress of present racism arebased on lifeworlds of race in contrast withwhich the biological idea has been (...)
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  31. Ken Knisely, Naomi Zack & Hugh Taft-Morales (2002). Race and Racism: Dvd. Milk Bottle Productions.
    Is racism an act of the will? A disease? A bad habit? A result of lost virtues or of historical economic forces? Can we reliably claim that racism is an affront to justice? How does our scientific understanding of "race" affect our ethical considerations ? How can we ever know if we are acting from racist assumptions? With Leonard Harris, Naomi Zack, and Hugh Taft-Morales.
     
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  32. Steven C. Rockefeller, Ana Isla, Terisa E. Turner, Paul T. Durbin, Eunice Blavascumas, Sonia Ftacnikova, Luis Alberto Camargo, Vicky Castillo, Garrick E. Louiis, Luna M. Magpili, Janos I. Toth, William E. Rees, Don Brown, Patricia H. Werhane, Mary A. Hamilton, Imre Lazar, Emese Kiss, Lech Ryszkowski, Robert Goodland, Clive A. Edwards, David Pimentel, James R. Karr, Mark Anielski, Colin L. Soskolne, Rubye Howard Braye, Ruth Miller Lucier, Naomi Zack, Julia Bartkowiak, Victoria Davion, J. Ronald Engle, Abelardo Brenes, Fayen D'Evie & Steven M. Glass (2002). Just Ecological Integrity: The Ethics of Maintaining Planetary Life. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Just Ecological Integrity presents a collection of revised and expanded essays originating from the international conference "Connecting Environmental Ethics, Ecological Integrity, and Health in the New Millennium" held in San Jose, Costa Rica in June 2000. It is a cooperative venture of the Global Ecological Integrity Project and the Earth Charter Initiative.
     
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  33. Naomi Zack (2002). Philosophy of Science and Race. Routledge.
    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 (...)
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  34. Naomi Zack (2001). Response to Lucius Outlaw. Philosophia Africana 4 (1):73-77.
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  35. Naomi Zack (2000). Goldberg on Segregation and Prisons. African Philosophy 13 (2):165-171.
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  36. Naomi Zack (2000). Nancy L. Rosenblum, Membership and Morals: The Personal Uses of Pluralism in America. [REVIEW] Journal of Value Inquiry 34 (1):111-115.
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  37. Naomi Zack (ed.) (2000). On Judging Epistemic Credibility: Is Social Identity Relevant? Wiley-Blackwell.
  38. Naomi Zack (2000). Race and Philosophic Meaning. In Bernard Boxill (ed.), Race and Racism. OUP Oxford
     
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  39. Naomi Zack (ed.) (2000). Women of Color and Philosophy: A Critical Reader. Blackwell Publishers.
  40. Alison Bailey, Bat Ami Bar-On, Linda Lopez-McAlister, Lisa Tessman, Judy Scales-Trent & Naomi Zack (1999). Whiteness: Feminist Philosophical Reflections. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Written in an engaging narrative style these philosophical investigations undermine racist hierarchies along with false natualistic conceptions of the meanings of race and universalistic understandings of gender, by considering whiteness as it shapes and is infused by gender, class, sexuality, and culture. Central to this project are questions about how it is that culture and the state create such a wide range of different people who understand themselves as white. The essays collected here discuss how one learns to be a (...)
     
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  41. Naomi Zack (1999). Lockean Money, Indigenism and Globalism. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 29 (Supplement):31-53.
    (1999). Lockean Money, Indigenism and Globalism. Canadian Journal of Philosophy: Vol. 29, Supplementary Volume 25: Civilization and Oppression, pp. 31-53.
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  42. Naomi Zack (1999). Philosophy and Racial Paradigms. Journal of Value Inquiry 33 (3):299-317.
  43. Naomi Zack (1999). Symposium: Feminism and Ecological Communities. Ethics and the Environment 4 (1):57-61.
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  44. Naomi Zack, Laurie Shrage & Crispin Sartwell (eds.) (1998). Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality: The Big Questions. Wiley-Blackwell.
  45. Naomi Zack (1997). Ato Sekyi-Oto, Fanon's Dialectic of Experience Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 17 (4):276-278.
  46. Naomi Zack (1997). Ato Sekyi-Oto, Fanon's Dialectic of Experience. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 17:276-278.
  47. Naomi Zack (ed.) (1997). Race/Sex: Their Sameness, Difference and Interplay. Routledge.
    Race/Sex is the first forum for combined discussion of racial theory and gender theory. In sixteen articles, avant-garde scholars of African American philosophy and liberatory criticism explore and explode the categories of race, sex and gender into new trajectories that include sexuality, black masculinity and mixed-race identity.
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  48. Naomi Zack (1997). “The Family” And Radical Family Theory. In Hilde Lindemann (ed.), Feminism and Families. Routledge 43--51.
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  49. Naomi Zack (1996). Bachelors of Science: Seventeenth Century Identity, Then and Now. Temple University Press.
    Naomi Zack begins this extraordinary book with the premise that if one is to understand Western conceptions of racialized and gendered identity, one needs to go back to a period when such categories were not salient and examine how notions ...
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