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  1. [Book Review] the Racial Contract. [REVIEW]Charles W. Mills - 1999 - Social Theory and Practice 25 (1):155-160.
    White supremacy is the unnamed political system that has made the modern world what it is today. You will not find this term in introductory, or even advanced, texts in political theory. A standard undergraduate philosophy course will start off with plato and Aristotle, perhaps say something about Augustine, Aquinas, and Machiavelli, move on to Hobbes, Locke, Mill, and Marx, and then wind up with Rawls and Nozick. It will introduce you to notions of aristocracy, democracy, absolutism, liberalism, representative government, (...)
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  2. 3."But What Are You Really?": The Metaphysics of Race.Charles W. Mills - unknown - In Blackness Visible: Essays on Philosophy and Race. Cornell University Press. pp. 41-66.
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  3. White Ignorance.Charles Mills - 2007 - In Shannon Sullivan & Nancy Tuana (eds.), Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance. Albany, NY: State Univ of New York Pr. pp. 11-38.
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    The Question of Inclusion in Philosophy: Alcoff, Mills, and Tremain with LaVine and Lewis.Shelley Tremain, Linda Martín Alcoff, Charles Mills, Matt LaVine & Dwight Lewis - 2020
    A Zoom discussion about racism and ableism in philosophy.
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  5. Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism.Charles W. Mills - 2017 - Oup Usa.
    Liberalism is the political philosophy of equal persons, yet liberalism has denied equality to those it saw as black sub-persons. In Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism, political philosopher Charles Mills challenges mainstream accounts that ignore this history and its current legacy in the United States today.
     
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  6. Blackness Visible: Essays on Philosophy and Race.Charles W. Mills - 1998 - Cornell University Press.
    Charles Mills makes visible in the world of mainstream philosophy some of the crucial issues of the black experience.
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  7. “Ideal Theory” as Ideology.Charles W. Mills - 2005 - Hypatia 20 (3):165-184.
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    “Ideal Theory” as Ideology.Charles W. Mills - 2005 - Hypatia 20 (3):165-183.
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    “Ideal Theory” as Ideology.Charles W. Mills - 2005 - Hypatia 20 (3):165-184.
  10. Moral Psychology: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory.Sandra Lee Bartky, Paul Benson, Sue Campbell, Claudia Card, Robin S. Dillon, Jean Harvey, Karen Jones, Charles W. Mills, James Lindemann Nelson, Margaret Urban Walker, Rebecca Whisnant & Catherine Wilson - 2004 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Moral psychology studies the features of cognition, judgement, perception and emotion that make human beings capable of moral action. Perspectives from feminist and race theory immensely enrich moral psychology. Writers who take these perspectives ask questions about mind, feeling, and action in contexts of social difference and unequal power and opportunity. These essays by a distinguished international cast of philosophers explore moral psychology as it connects to social life, scientific studies, and literature.
     
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    Ideology and Social Cognition: The Challenge of Theorizing ‘Speciesism’.Charles W. Mills - 2020 - Australasian Philosophical Review 3 (1):60-70.
    In this essay I explore whether Sally Haslanger’s model of ideology can handle ‘speciesism’. The fir...
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    2.Alternative Epistemologies.Charles W. Mills - 2018 - In Blackness Visible: Essays on Philosophy and Race. Cornell University Press. pp. 21-40.
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  13. “Ideal Theory” as Ideology.Charles W. Mills - 2005 - Hypatia 20 (3):165-184.
  14. Rawls on Race/Race in Rawls.Charles W. Mills - 2009 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 47 (S1):161-184.
  15. Ignorância Branca - White Ignorance (Translation to Portuguese).Breno Ricardo Guimarães Santos & Charles Mills - 2018 - Griot 1 (17):413-438.
    In this paper, Charles Mills discusses what he calls “white ignorance”, developing one of the main themes of his 1997 book, The Racial Contract. His discussion is concerned with the idea of a cognitive disadvantage based on membership in a social group, which is not strange to the radical philosophical tradition, and that has been explored with more vigor in the recent Social Epistemology, in debates about epistemic injustices, silencing, willful ignorance, cognitive biases, epistemological standpoints, etc. Mills argues for an (...)
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    Preface.Charles W. Mills - 2018 - In Blackness Visible: Essays on Philosophy and Race. Cornell University Press.
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  17. Retrieving Rawls for Racial Justice?Charles W. Mills - 2013 - Critical Philosophy of Race 1 (1):1.
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  18. I—Racial Justice.Charles W. Mills - 2018 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 92 (1):69-89.
    ‘Racial justice’ is a term widely used in everyday discourse, but little explored in philosophy. In this essay, I look at racial justice as a concept, trying to bring out its complexities, and urging a greater engagement by mainstream political philosophers with the issues that it raises. After comparing it to other varieties of group justice and injustice, I periodize racial injustice, relate it to European expansionism and argue that a modified Rawlsianism relying on a different version of the thought (...)
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  19. Black Radical Kantianism.Charles W. Mills - 2017 - Res Philosophica 95 (1):1-33.
    This essay tries to develop a “black radical Kantianism”—that is, a Kantianism informed by the black experience in modernity. After looking briefly at socialist and feminist appropriations of Kant, I argue that an analogous black radical appropriation should draw on the distinctive social ontology and view of the state associated with the black radical tradition. In ethics, this would mean working with a social ontology of white persons and black sub-persons and then asking what respect for oneself and others would (...)
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  20. Kant and Race, Redux.Charles W. Mills - 2014 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 35 (1-2):125-157.
  21. Notes From the Resistance: Some Comments on Sally Haslanger’s Resisting Reality.Charles W. Mills - 2014 - Philosophical Studies 171 (1):1-13.
    After a brief summary of the 17 essays in Sally Haslanger ’s collection, Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique, I raise questions in two areas, the defense of constructionism and the definition of gender and race in terms of social oppression. I cite Robin Andreasen’s and Philip Kitcher’s essays arguing that races are both biologically real and socially constructed, and also Joshua Glasgow’s claim that constructionist arguments ultimately fail. I then cite Jennifer Saul’s critique that “ oppression ” definitions (...)
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  22. ‘Heart Attack. [REVIEW]Charles W. Mills - 2003 - The Journal of Ethics 7 (1):29-62.
    Since its original 1996 publication,Jorge Garcia''s ``The Heart of Racism'''' has beenwidely reprinted, a testimony to its importanceas a distinctive and original analysis ofracism. Garcia shifts the standard framework ofdiscussion from the socio-political to theethical, and analyzes racism as essentially avice. He represents his account asnon-revisionist (capturing everyday usage),non-doxastic (not relying on belief),volitional (requiring ill-will), and moralized(racism is always wrong). In this paper, Icritique Garcia''s analysis, arguing that hedoes in fact revise everyday usage, that hisaccount does tacitly rely on belief, (...)
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  23. Kant's Untermenschen.Charles Mills - 2005 - In Andrew Valls (ed.), Race and Racism in Modern Philosophy. Cornell University Press. pp. 169--93.
  24. Realizing (Through Racializing) Pogge.Charles W. Mills - 2010 - In Alison M. Jaggar (ed.), Thomas Pogge and His Critics. Polity.
  25. White Supremacy and Racial Justice.Charles W. Mills - 2001 - In James P. Sterba (ed.), Social and Political Philosophy: Contemporary Perspectives. Routledge. pp. 321--337.
  26. Do Black Men Have a Moral Duty to Marry Black Women?Charles W. Mills - 1994 - Journal of Social Philosophy 25 (s1):131-153.
  27. Non-Cartesian Sums.Charles W. Mills - 1994 - Teaching Philosophy 17 (3):223-243.
  28. Alternative Epistemologies.Charles W. Mills - 1988 - Social Theory and Practice 14 (3):237-263.
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    But What Are You Really?Charles W. Mills - 2000 - Radical Philosophy Today 1:23-51.
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  30. White Supremacy.Charles W. Mills - 2003 - In Tommy Lee Lott & John P. Pittman (eds.), A Companion to African-American Philosophy. Blackwell.
  31. Occupy Liberalism!Charles W. Mills - 2012 - Radical Philosophy Review 15 (2):305-323.
    The “Occupy Wall Street!” movement has stimulated a long listing of other candidates for radical “occupation.” In this paper, I suggest the occupation of liberalism itself. I argue for a constructive engagement of radicals with liberalism in order to retrieve it for a radical egalitarian agenda. My premise is that the foundational values of liberalism have a radical potential that has not historically been realized, given the way the dominant varieties of liberalism have developed. Ten reasons standardly given as to (...)
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    Rethinking Propaganda and Ideology: Some Comments on Jason Stanley’s How Propaganda Works.Charles W. Mills - 2018 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 96 (2):490-496.
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  33. Simianization: Apes, Gender, Class, and Race.Wulf Hund, Charles Mills & Sylvia Sebastiani (eds.) - 2016 - Lit Verlag.
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    Responses to James Tully’s “Deparochializing Political Theory and Beyond”.Garrick Cooper, Charles W. Mills, Sudipta Kaviraj & Sor-Hoon Tan - 2017 - Journal of World Philosophies 2 (1):156-173.
    In their responses to James Tully’s article “Deparochializing Political Theory and Beyond,” Garrick Cooper, Charles W. Mills, Sudipta Kaviraj and Sor-hoon Tan engage with different aspects of Tully’s “genuine dialogue.” While they seem to concur with Tully on the urgency of deparochializing political theory, their responses bring to light salient issues which would have to be thought through in taking this project forward.
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    Better Dread Than Red: High‐Brown Passing in John Hearne's Voices Under The Window.Charles W. Mills - 2017 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 34 (4):519-540.
    In his pioneering Caliban's Reason: Introducing Afro-Caribbean Philosophy, Paget Henry points out that because of the region's colonial history, Caribbean philosophy is far more often found ‘embedded’ in other discourses, such as literature, than in explicit theorising. Following Henry's lead, I seek to find the philosophical ‘moral of the story’ of Voices Under the Window, the 1955 first novel of the late Jamaican writer John Hearne, which some critics regard as his best work. In a novel with significant autobiographical elements, (...)
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    Blacks and Social Justice: A Quarter‐Century Later.Charles W. Mills - 2010 - Journal of Social Philosophy 41 (3):354-369.
  37. From Class to Race: Essays in White Marxism and Black Radicalism.Charles Mills - 2003 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Mills argues for a new critical theory that develops the insights of the black radical political tradition. While challenging conventional interpretations of key Marxist concepts and claims, the author contends that Marxism has been 'white' insofar as it has failed to recognize the centrality of race and white supremacy to the making of the modern world.
     
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    Dark Mores: Some Comments on Tommie Shelby’s Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform.Charles W. Mills - forthcoming - Criminal Law and Philosophy:1-15.
    Tommie Shelby’s Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform is a major contribution to black political thought and the theorization of racial justice more generally. In these brief comments, I begin by situating Shelby’s work both in the Anglo-American political tradition and the Afro-modern political tradition. While praising the accomplishment that Shelby’s book represents, I nonetheless go on to point out some obstacles to his project arising from the tensions between these traditions. Using the concept of “dark mores”, I argue that (...)
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  39. Non-Cartesian Sums: Philosophy and the African-American Experience.Charles W. Mills - 1994 - Teaching Philosophy 17 (3):223-243.
  40. Body Politic, Bodies Impolitic.Charles W. Mills - 2011 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 78 (2):583-606.
    Starting from Thomas Hobbes's distinctively materialist version of social contract theory, I argue that Hobbes can assist us in theorizing the racialized body politic of the white LEVIATHAN that is the United States. However, we will need to go beyond his own qualified materialism to recognize the social materiality of race, a materiality not to be reduced to, though incorporating, the body.
     
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    Schwartzman Vs. Okin: Some Comments on Challenging Liberalism.Charles W. Mills - 2009 - Hypatia 24 (4):164 - 177.
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    Occupy Liberalism!: Or Ten Reasons Why Liberalism Cannot Be Retrieved for Radicalism.Charles W. Mills - 2012 - Radical Philosophy Review 15 (2):305-323.
    The “Occupy Wall Street!” movement has stimulated a long listing of other candidates for radical “occupation.” In this paper, I suggest the occupation of liberalism itself. I argue for a constructive engagement of radicals with liberalism in order to retrieve it for a radical egalitarian agenda. My premise is that the foundational values of liberalism have a radical potential that has not historically been realized, given the way the dominant varieties of liberalism have developed. Ten reasons standardly given as to (...)
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    1.Non-Cartesian Sums: Philosophy and the African-American Experience.Charles W. Mills - 2018 - In Blackness Visible: Essays on Philosophy and Race. Cornell University Press. pp. 1-20.
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    Theorizing White Racial Domination and Racial Justice: A Reply to Christopher Lebron.Charles W. Mills - forthcoming - Journal of Social Philosophy.
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    Rousseau, the Master's Tools, and Anti-Contractarian Contractarianism.Charles W. Mills - 2009 - Clr James Journal 15 (1):92-112.
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    Racial Rights and Wrongs.Charles W. Mills - 2015 - Radical Philosophy Review 18 (1):11-30.
    Derrick Darby’s book Rights, Race, and Recognition defends the seemingly startling thesis that all rights, moral as well as legal, are dependent upon social recognition. So there are no “natural” rights independent of social practices, and subordinated groups in oppressive societies do not have rights. Darby appeals to intersubjectivist constructivism to make his meta-ethical case, but in this critique, I argue that he conflates, or at least fails to consistently distinguish, two radically different varieties of constructivism: idealized intersubjectivist constructivism, which (...)
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  47. Ideology in Marx and Engels in Essays on Marx: Value, Property and Ideology.Charles W. Mills - 1985 - Philosophical Forum 16 (4).
     
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  48. Racial Exploitation and the Wages of Whiteness.Charles W. Mills - 2004 - In George Yancy (ed.), What White Looks Like: African-American Philosophers on the Whiteness Question. Routledge.
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    Schwartzman Vs. Okin: Some Comments on Challenging Liberalism.Charles W. Mills - 2009 - Hypatia 24 (4):164-177.
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    Marxism, ‘Ideology,’ and Moral Objectivism.Charles W. Mills - 1994 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 24 (3):373-393.
    For most of this century, it has been taken for granted that the theoretical commitments of Marxism are difficult, if not impossible, to reconcile with any kind of objectivism in ethics, whether realist or constructivist. Commentators in the analytic tradition who have argued for this antiobjectivist interpretation have categorized Marx variously as a noncognitivist a sort of 'error theorist', or an ethical relativist. Other commentators, less charitable in their assessment, have found Marx to be irredeemably confused and inconsistent in his (...)
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