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  1. Philosophy of Science and Race.Naomi Zack - 2002 - Routledge.
    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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    The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race.Naomi Zack (ed.) - 2017 - New York, USA: Oxford University Press USA.
    The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race provides up-to-date explanation and analyses by leading scholars of contemporary issues in African American philosophy and philosophy of race. These original essays encompass the major topics and approaches in this emerging philosophical subfield that supports demographic inclusion and diversity while at the same time strengthening the conceptual arsenal of social and political philosophy. Over the course of the volume's ten topic-based sections, ideas about race held by Locke, Hume, Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche are (...)
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    Race and Mixed Race.Naomi Zack - 1994 - Temple University Press.
    Author note: Naomi Zack is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Albany. She herself is of mixed race: Jewish, African American, and Native American.
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    Philosophy of Race: An Introduction.Naomi Zack - 2018 - Springer Verlag.
    Philosophy of Race: An Introduction provides plainly written access to a new subfield that has been in the background of philosophy since Plato and Aristotle. Part I provides an overview of ideas of race and ethnicity in the philosophical canon, egalitarian traditions, race in biology, and race in American and Continental Philosophy. Part II addresses race as it operates in life through colonialism and development, social constructions and institutions, racism, political philosophy, and gender. This book constructs an outline that will (...)
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    White Privilege and Black Rights: The Injustice of U.S. Police Racial Profiling and Homicide.Naomi Zack - 2015 - 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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  6. The Ethics of Disaster Planning: Preparation Vs Response.Naomi Zack - 2009 - 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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    Applicative Justice: A Pragmatic Empirical Approach to Racial Injustice.Naomi Zack - 2016 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Naomi Zack pioneers a new theory of justice starting from a correction of current injustices. While the present justice paradigm in political philosophy and related fields begins from John Rawls’s 1970 Theory of Justice, Zack insists that what people in reality care about is not justice as an ideal, but injustice as a correctable ill.
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    Ethics for Disaster.Naomi Zack - 2009 - 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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    Alberto G. Urquidez, (Re-)Defining Racism: A Philosophical Analysis, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, Viii +421 Pp. the Concept of Racism and the Adjective Racist. [REVIEW]Naomi Zack - 2021 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 24 (3):673-677.
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  10. Race and Philosophic Meaning.Naomi Zack - 2000 - In Bernard Boxill (ed.), Race and Racism. Oxford University Press.
     
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    The Ethics and Mores of Race: Equality After the History of Philosophy.Naomi Zack - 2011 - 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. Race/Sex: Their Sameness, Difference and Interplay.Naomi Zack (ed.) - 1997 - 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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    Bachelors of Science: Seventeenth Century Identity, Then and Now.Naomi Zack - 1996 - 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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  14. The Fluid Symbol of Mixed Race.Naomi Zack - 2010 - 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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    Race and Racial Discrimination.Naomi Zack - 2003 - In LaFollette H. (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics. Oxford University Press. pp. 245--271.
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    Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality: The Big Questions.Naomi Zack, Laurie Shrage & Crispin Sartwell (eds.) - 1998 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    This ambitious philosophical anthology combines analyses and surveys of contemporary theorising on social identity.
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    Philosophy and Racial Paradigms.Naomi Zack - 1999 - Journal of Value Inquiry 33 (3):299-317.
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    Starting From Injustice.Naomi Zack - 2017 - The Harvard Review of Philosophy 24:79-95.
    Political philosophers have traditionally focused on justice and regarded equality as an ideal despite its lack of factual support; normative universal human equality is a new, twentieth-century regulative moral construct. The theoretical focus on justice overlooks what most people care about in reality—injustice. In modern democratic society, formal or legal equality now co-exists with real inequality. One reason is that justice is not applied to all groups in society and applicative justice––applying justice to those who don’t now receive it––is a (...)
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  19. Applicative Justice: A Pragmatic Revision of Injustice Discourse.Naomi Zack - 2016 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Naomi Zack pioneers a new theory of justice starting from a correction of current injustices. While the present justice paradigm in political philosophy and related fields begins from John Rawls’s 1970 Theory of Justice, Zack insists that what people in reality care about is not justice as an ideal, but injustice as a correctable ill.
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    Women of Color and Philosophy: A Critical Reader.Naomi Zack (ed.) - 2000 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    Philosophy is in its fourth millennium but this collection is the first of its kind. Twelve contemporary women of color who are American academic philosophers consider the methods and subjects of the discipline from perspectives partly informed by their experiences as African American, Asian American, Latina, Mixed Race and Native American.
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  21. Can Third Wave Feminism Be Inclusive? Intersectionality, its Problems, and New Directions.Naomi Zack - 2007 - In Linda Alcoff & Eva Feder Kittay (eds.), The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy. Blackwell. pp. 193--207.
  22. Race and Racism: No Dogs or Philosophers Allowed.Ken Knisely, Leonard Harris, Naomi Zack & Hugh Taft-Morales - forthcoming - 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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    Reparations and the Rectification of Race.Naomi Zack - 2003 - The Journal of Ethics 7 (1):139 - 151.
    Positive law and problems with identifying beneficiaries confine reparations for U.S. slavery to the level of discourse. Within the discourse, the broader topic of rectification can be addressed. The rectification of slavery includes restoring full humanity to our ideas of the slaves and their descendants and it requires disabuse of the false biological idea of race. This is not racial eliminativism, because biological race never existed, but more importantly because African American racial identities and redress of present racism are based (...)
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    Whiteness: Feminist Philosophical Reflections.Alison Bailey, Bat Ami Bar-On, Linda Lopez-McAlister, Lisa Tessman, Judy Scales-Trent & Naomi Zack - 1999 - 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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    Violence, Poverty, and Disaster: New Orleans, Haiti, and Chile.Naomi Zack - 2012 - 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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    Lockean Money, Indigenism and Globalism.Naomi Zack - 1999 - 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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    Mixed Black and White Race and Public Policy.Naomi Zack - 1995 - Hypatia 10 (1):120 - 132.
    The American folk concept of race assumes the factual existence of races. However, biological science does not furnish empirical support for this assumption. Public policy derived from nineteenth century slave-owning patriarchy is the only foundation of the "one-drop rule" for black and white racial inheritance. In principle, Americans who are both black and white have a right to identify themselves racially. In fact, recent demographic changes and multiracial academic scholarship support this right.
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  28. Murray Murphey's Work and C. I. Lewis's Epistemology: Problems with Realism and the Context of Logical Positivism.Naomi Zack - 2006 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 42 (1):32-44.
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    The Philosophical Roots of Racial Essentialism and Its Legacy.Naomi Zack - 2014 - In Confluence: Journal of World Philosophies. pp. 85-98.
    Racial essentialism or the idea of unchanging racial substances that support human social hierarchy, was introduced into philosophy by David Hume and expanded upon by Immanuel Kant. These strong influences continued into W. E. B. Du Bois’ moral and spiritual idea of a black race, as a destiny to be fulfilled past a world of racism and inequality. In the twenty-first century, »the race debates« between »eliminativists« and »retentionists« swirl around the lack of independent biological scientific foundation for physical human (...)
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    Locke and the Indians.Naomi Zack - 1995 - Social Philosophy Today 11:347-359.
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    About the Ethics and Mores of Race: A Reply to My Critics.Naomi Zack - 2012 - Radical Philosophy Review 15 (2):373-382.
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    Response to Lucius Outlaw.Naomi Zack - 2001 - African Philosophy 4 (1):73-77.
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    No More Mothers?: How Attenuating Factors Are Changing the Identity.Naomi Zack - 2009 - 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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    Race, Class, and Money in Disaster.Naomi Zack - 2009 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 47 (S1):84-103.
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    Racial Equality, Human Equality, and Fairness.Naomi Zack - 2014 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 35 (1-2):353-368.
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    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]Naomi Zack - 2010 - Ethics 120 (3):622-627.
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    The Idea of White Privilege, Rights, and Gender: Replies to My Critics.Naomi Zack - 2016 - Radical Philosophy Review 19 (3):701-710.
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    George Yancy’s Density Project in White Self-Criticality Beyond Anti-Racism.Naomi Zack - 2015 - Philosophia Africana 17 (2):119-124.
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    George Yancy’s Across Black Spaces Before and During the Corona Disaster.Naomi Zack - 2021 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 38 (4):560-568.
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    Murray Murphey's Work and C. I. Lewis's Epistemology: Problems with Realism and the Context of Logical Positivism.John Corcoran, Stephen F. Barker, Eric Dayton, John Greco, Naomi Zack, Richard S. Robin, Joel Isaac & Murray G. Murphey - 2006 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 42 (1):1-77.
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    Intersection Theory as Progressive.Naomi Zack - 2019 - The Harvard Review of Philosophy 26:83-102.
    Many are already familiar with the idea of intersectionality. Intersection Theory can be conceived as encompassing other progressive theories, such as Philosophy of Race and Feminism. In Philosophy of Race, the ultimate explanatory concept is race; in Feminism, the ultimate explanatory term is gender. This discrepancy has given rise to Black Feminism. Intersection Theory can also be contextualized and expanded to include more detailed intersections when there is inequality within intersected groups. But, intersectionality does yet address unpredictable violence, either against (...)
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  42. Race and Racism: Dvd.Ken Knisely, Naomi Zack & Hugh Taft-Morales - 2002 - 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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    Philosophical Feminism and Popular Culture.Kelly Oliver, Cynthia Willett, Julie Willett, Naomi Zack, Anne-Marie Schultz, Jennifer Ingle & Lenore Wright (eds.) - 2012 - 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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  44. An Evaluation of the Epistemology of C. I. Lewis.Naomi Zack - 1970 - Dissertation, Columbia University
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  45. Ato Sekyi-Oto, Fanon's Dialectic of Experience. [REVIEW]Naomi Zack - 1997 - Philosophy in Review 17:276-278.
  46. Berel Lang, "Act and Idea in the Nazi Genocide". [REVIEW]Naomi Zack - 1992 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 6 (2):152.
     
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  47. Book Review. [REVIEW]Naomi Zack - 1992 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 6:152-158.
     
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  48. Ethics and Race: Past and Present Intersections and Controversies.Naomi Zack - 2022 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Ethics and Race introduces historical and contemporary conceptions of race through ideas and events and provides an ethical foundation for students to critically engage these issues in the classroom and in their lives. The book features short chapters of jargon-free writing with discussion questions and a glossary.
     
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  49. Goldberg on Segregation and Prisons.Naomi Zack - 2000 - African Philosophy 13 (2):165-171.
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  50. On Judging Epistemic Credibility: Is Social Identity Relevant?Naomi Zack (ed.) - 2000 - Wiley-Blackwell.
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