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Critical Philosophy of Race

  • Robert L. Bernasconi

  • Biannual Publication
  • ISSN: 2165-8684
  • E-ISSN: 2165-8692

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The critical philosophy of race consists in the philosophical examination of issues raised by the concept of race, the practices and mechanisms of racialization, and the persistence of various forms of racism across the world. Critical philosophy of race is a critical enterprise in three respects: it opposes racism in all its forms; it rejects the pseudosciences of old-fashioned biological racialism; and it denies that anti-racism and anti-racialism summarily eliminate race as a meaningful category of analysis. Critical philosophy of race is a philosophical enterprise because of its engagement with traditional philosophical questions and in its readiness to engage critically some of the traditional answers.

The journal's audience goes far beyond the teachers of courses in this area and their students as Critical Philosophy of Race intersects with a number of already vibrant areas within philosophy including history of philosophy, epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy. However, the practice of critical philosophy of race is interdisciplinary insofar as it draws heavily on a number of other disciplines: legal studies, history, anthropology, sociology, comparative literature, African-American Studies, Latino/a and Hispanic Studies, an so forth. We expect that a significant part of the readership would be from these areas and for this reason the editorial board includes representatives not only from philosophy but also from other disciplines.

The journal publishes two issues per year (spring and fall) and will include peer reviewed articles, book reviews, and occasional critical commentaries.

Robert L. Bernasconi, The Pennsylvania State University

Assistant Editors
Kimberly Ann Harris, The Pennsylvania State University
William Paris, The Pennsylvania State University

Advisory Board
Anita Allen, University of Pennsylvania
Kwame Anthony Appiah, Princeton University
Frank Dikotter, University of Hong Kong
Lewis Gordon, Temple University
Patricia Hill Collins, University of Maryland
Achille Mbembe, Wiser Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa

Editorial Board
Robin Andreasen, University of Delaware
Andrew Curran, Wesleyan University
Zeynep Direk, Galatasaray University, Istanbul
Jorge Gracia, State University of New York at Buffalo
Leonard Harris, Purdue University
Sally Haslanger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David Kim, San Francisco University
Richard H. King, Nottingham University
Bill Lawson, University of Memphis
Rozena Maart, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Donna-Dale Marcano, Trinity College
Howard McGary, Rutgers University
Jose Medina, Vanderbilt University
Mariana Ortega, John Carroll University
Lucius Outlaw, Vanderbilt University
Tommie Shelby, Harvard University
Falguni Sheth, Hampshire College
Quayshawn Spencer, University of San Francisco
Dan Stone, Royal Holloway, University of London
Shannon Sullivan, The Pennsylvania State University
Robert J.C.Young, New York University

Associate Editorial Board
Linda Alcoff, CUNY
David Theo Goldberg, University of California at Irvine
Jonathan Judaken, Rhodes College, Memphis
Eduardo Mendieta, Stony Brook University
Charles Mills, Northwestern University
Ronald R. Sundstrom, University of San Francisco
Nancy Tuana, The Pennsylvania State University

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