In this episode, Haley speaks with Huaping Lu-Adler, associate professor of philosophy at Georgetown University, about her new book titled Kant, Race, and Racism: Views from Somewhere. In the course of our conversation about the book, we discuss what it means to philosophize from a particular perspective, the compatibility of Kant's moral theory and his racist claims, the ways that our contemporary philosophical canon has its origins in Kant's writings, and the importance of community for philosophical work.
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Bernasconi, Robert. 2001. “Who Invented the Concept of Race? Kant’s Role in the Enlightenment Construction of Race.” Race, edited by Robert Bernasconi, 11–36. Oxford: Blackwell.
Bernasconi, Robert. 2002. “Kant as an Unfamiliar Source of Racism.” In Philosophers on Race: Critical Essays, edited by Julie Ward and Tommy Lott, 145–66. Oxford: Blackwell.
Mills, Charles. 2005. “Kant’s Untermenschen.” In Race and Racism in Modern Philosophy, edited by Andrew Valls, 169–93. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
Mills, Charles. 2014. “Kant and Race, Redux.” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 35 (1–2): 125–57.
Park, Peter. 2013. Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy: Racism in the Formation of the Philosophical Canon, 1780–1830. Albany: SUNY Press.
Lu-Adler, Huaping. 2022. “Kant on Lazy Savagery, Racialized.” Journal of the History of Philosophy 60 (2): 253–75.
Lu-Adler, Huaping. 2023. Kant, Race, and Racism: Views from Somewhere. New York & London: Oxford University Press.
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Olivia Branscum is a PhD student in Philosophy at Columbia University. She is co-producer of the ENN New Voices podcast