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Spring 2022 Philosophy UN3756 section 001
Critical Philosophy of Race: What is Rac

Call Number 12029
Day & Time
TR 8:40am-9:55am
602 Hamilton Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Robert Gooding-Williams
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This course is a philosophical examination of the meaning and significance of the concept of race. The course will chiefly aim to answer: What do we mean by the term “race”? And why is it often tied to the existence of racism? From where does the concept come? And what role did “race” play in the philosophical thought and the culture of Western modernity? Among the questions that can be asked are, How do concepts of race contribute to the formation and justification of various economic, political, and social institutions and practices, such as slavery, colonialism, and segregation? However, we will also inquire at the end of the course whether “race” is always a destructive concept, or whether it can be re-defined as part of a liberation project centered on racial identity: the appreciation and celebration of racial difference and solidarity.
Web Site Vergil
Department Philosophy
Enrollment 28 students (80 max) as of 8:03AM Saturday, June 25, 2022
Subject Philosophy
Number UN3756
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20221PHIL3756W001

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