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Stain Removal: Ethics and Race

J. Reid Miller


Stain Removal questions, the premise that subjects originate as ethically neutral or “unmarked” beings, proposing instead that they enter the world already expressive of inheritable genealogies of value. Such value does not attach to or “stain” subjects, but configures them as differentiated and recognizable beings through embodied affiliations like race. This revision provides ethics as the study of value (whether as metaethics or value theory) better explanations for not only the “prejudgment” of racialized beings but of all differentially valued subjects through its hypothesis of “evaluativ ... More

Keywords: ethics, race, value theory, metaethics, genealogy, morality, perception

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190280970
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280970.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. Reid Miller, author
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Haverford College

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