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    PH285 – Philosophy & Race

    Philosophy & Race examines the idea of race being a social construct and its outcomes. The course examines the works of philosophical thinkers, such as Frederick Douglass, José Vasconcelos, and Emmanuel Levinas, among many others to further explore this concept.


    Associate Professor Alberto Hernandez-Lemus email

    Race is a social construct that invites a number of philosophical questions, such as those of identity, inter-subjectivity, justice, rationality, and culturally different ways of knowing. The course will examine, among others, philosophical reflections on race by the following thinkers: Douglass, West, Fanon, Vasconcelos, Appiah, Bernsaconi, Outlaw, Levinas, Mendieta.

    Also listed as: ES285