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2021-2022 Catalog
PHM 3128: Philosophy of Race and Racism

Course Description for Philosophy of Race and Racism

PHM3128: Philosophy of Race and Racism

Description: This course investigates race and racism from a philosophical perspective. As such it focuses on the metaphysics of race, critical analysis of core concepts pertaining to race and racism, and ethical evaluation of racism and race-related injustices. Central considerations include what race is; its social construction; the relationship between concepts of race and racism; the impact of race and racism on social, political theories and ideals; different kinds of ethical wrongs related to race and how best to address them; and racism and personal character.