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What Is Race?: Four Philosophical Views

Joshua Glasgow, Sally Haslanger, Chike Jeffers, and Quayshawn Spencer


What is race? This is a question that has haunted human interaction and vexed scholars. In this book, four race theorists debate how best to answer it, applying philosophical tools and principles of social justice to cutting-edge findings from the biological and social sciences. Each of the authors presents a distinct view of race. Sally Haslanger argues that race is a sociopolitical 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 no ... More

Keywords: race, justice, identity, population, social construction, reality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190610173
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190610173.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Glasgow, author
Robert S. Blank Presidential Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Sonoma State University

Sally Haslanger, author
Professor, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT

Chike Jeffers, author
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University