9780190610173-0190610174-What Is Race?: Four Philosophical Views

What Is Race?: Four Philosophical Views

ISBN-13: 9780190610173
ISBN-10: 0190610174
Author: Glasgow, Joshua, Haslanger, Sally, Jeffers, Chike, Spencer, Quayshawn
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 296 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780190610173
ISBN-10: 0190610174
Author: Glasgow, Joshua, Haslanger, Sally, Jeffers, Chike, Spencer, Quayshawn
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 296 pages

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Acknowledged authors Glasgow, Joshua, Haslanger, Sally, Jeffers, Chike, Spencer, Quayshawn wrote What Is Race?: Four Philosophical Views comprising 296 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0190610174 and 9780190610173. Since then What Is Race?: Four Philosophical Views textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Across public discourse, in the media, politics, many branches of academic inquiry, and ordinary daily interactions, we spend a lot time talking about race: race relations, racial violence, discrimination based on race, racial integration, racial progress. It is fair to say that questions about race have vexed our social life. But for all we speak about race, do we know what race is? Is it a social construct or a biological object? Is it a bankrupt holdover from a time before sophisticated scientific understanding and genetics, or can it still hold up in biological, genetic, and other types of research? Most fundamentally, is race real?

In this book, four prominent philosophers and race theorists debate how best to answer these difficult questions, applying philosophical tools and the principles of social justice to cutting-edge findings from the biological and social sciences. Each presents a distinct view of race: Sally Haslanger argues that race is a socio-political reality. Chike Jeffers maintains that race is not only political but also, importantly, cultural. Quayshawn Spencer pursues the idea that race is biologically real. And Joshua Glasgow argues that either race is not real, or if it is, it must be real in a way that is neither social nor biological. Each offers an argument for their own view and then replies to the others. Woven together, the result is a lively debate that opens up numerous ways of understanding race. Above all, it is call for sophisticated and principled discussion of something that significantly permeates our lives.

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