Should Race Matter?: Unusual Answers to the Usual Questions

Cambridge University Press (2011)
Authors
David Boonin
University of Colorado, Boulder
Abstract
In this book, philosopher David Boonin attempts to answer the moral questions raised by five important and widely contested racial practices: slave reparations, affirmative action, hate speech restrictions, hate crime laws and racial profiling. Arguing from premises that virtually everyone on both sides of the debates over these issues already accepts, Boonin arrives at an unusual and unorthodox set of conclusions, one that is neither liberal nor conservative, color conscious nor color blind. Defended with the rigor that has characterized his previous work but written in a more widely accessible style, this provocative and important new book is sure to spark controversy and should be of interest to philosophers, legal theorists and anyone interested in trying to resolve the debate over these important and divisive issues.
Keywords Race relations  Slavery  Reparations for historical injustices  Affirmative action programs  Hate crimes  PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2012
Buy the book $60.95 used (47% off)   $98.08 new (14% off)   $113.00 direct from Amazon    Amazon page
Call number HT1521.B634 2011
ISBN(s) 9781139003650   9780521760867
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 38,113
External links

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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Race, Equality, and the Burdens of History.John Arthur - 2007 - Cambridge University Press.
Do Moral Questions Ask for Answers?Benjamin De Mesel - 2015 - Philosophia 43 (1):43-61.
Profiling Color.J. Angelo Corlett - 2011 - The Journal of Ethics 15 (1-2):21 - 32.
On the Methodology of the Race Debate: Conceptual Analysis and Racial Discourse.Joshua Glasgow - 2008 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 76 (2):333–358.
Hate Speech and the Problems of Agency.Kory Schaff - 2000 - Social Philosophy Today 16:185-201.
The Problem of Punishment.David Boonin - 2008 - Cambridge University Press.
The Philosophy of Race.Paul C. Taylor (ed.) - 2011 - Routledge.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2011-02-23

Total views
70 ( #98,652 of 2,313,604 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
9 ( #81,552 of 2,313,604 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature