Courses: Philosophy and Race (PHILH233B01)

Spring 2009

This course meditates on the curious relation of race to modern Western intellectual thought. Although typically considered of secondary philosophical importance, references to race appear regularly in works by canonical philosophers. This suggests, in contrast, that race has played a not-insignificant role in reflections on consciousness, identity, and value. In addition to examining Kant’s anthropological writings and Hegel’s discussion of Africa in the Philosophy of History, we will discuss readings by Sartre, Fanon, Foucault, Alain Locke, and Nietzsche.

Fulfills: HU SJ III

Meeting Times

MW 12:30-2:00