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Critical Philosophy of Race

Robert Bernasconi, Editor


Critical Philosophy of Race

Robert Bernasconi, Editor

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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, and 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.

The journal is sponsored by the Rock Ethics Institute at The Pennsylvania State University.

Robert Bernasconi, Penn State University

Associate Editors
Kimberly Ann Harris, University of Virginia
William Paris, Wesleyan University

Assistant Editor
Cynthia Marrero-Ramos, Pennsylvania State University

Editorial Board
Robin Andreasen, University of Delaware
Andrew Curran, Wesleyan University
Zeynep Direk, Koç University
Jorge Gracia, State University of New York at Buffalo
Leonard Harris, Purdue University
Sally Haslanger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David H. Kim, University of San Francisco
Bill Lawson, University of Memphis
Rozena Maart, University of Kwa Zulu-Natal
Donna-Dale Marcano, Trinity College
Howard McGary, Rutgers University
José Medina, Northwestern University
Mariana Ortega, The Pennsylvania State University
Lucius Outlaw, Vanderbilt University
Tommie Shelby, Harvard University
Falguni Sheth, Emory University
Quayshawn Spencer, University of Pennsylvania
Dan Stone, Royal Holloway, University of London
Shannon Sullivan, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Robert J. C. Young, New York University

Associate Editorial Board
Linda Martín Alcoff, CUNY Graduate Center and Hunter College
David Theo Goldberg, University of California at Irvine
Jonathan Judaken, Rhodes College, Memphis
Eduardo Mendieta, Penn State University
Charles Mills, CUNY Graduate Center
Ronald R. Sundstrom, University of San Francisco
Nancy Tuana, The Pennsylvania State University

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

Critical Philosophy of Race publishes peer-reviewed articles that explore the philosophical dimensions of race, racism, and other race-related phenomena. The journal aims to provide a pluralistic forum for scholarly work from a broad range of perspectives. This committment to pluralism and breadth means that the journal encourages the use of a wide variety of methods and tools to study race, racism, and racialization. Accordingly, we welcome submissions from any philosophical orientation, without bias against or preference for any particular metaphilosophical orientation. We encourage research that examines the intersections of race with, for example, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality, as well as work that draws on or emerges from other academic disciplines, provided that the work bears on philosophical questions.

If you would like to submit an article to CPR please visit and create an author profile. The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your article for submission to the editorial office.

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