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Special Topics Course Offering: PHIL 399.12 Spring 2019

Philosophy of Race

Spring 2019 - PHIL 399.12

This course examines core questions in the philosophy of race and the critical theory of race. Do races exist? Are they biologically real, socially constructed, or both? What makes racial classifications useful in science and public affairs? What is racism? Can there be racism without racist people? How does race intersect with sex, indigeneity, and ethnicity?

  • What genetics tells us about race
  • How implicit biases promote racism
  • Race and racism in culture and politics

Mon/Wed, May 6 – June 17, 2019 @ 1:00 – 3:45 p.m.

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