Autor: Deborah K. Heikes
ISBN-13: 9781137591708
Einband: Book
Seiten: 262
Format: 220x156x22 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Rationality, Representation, and Race

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Uncovers the source of the exclusion of non-whites and non-males from the rationality of the Enlightenment
Preface1. What's the Problem?
2. Representation and Racism
3. Philosophy's Outward Turn
4. The Origin of Mind
5. The Promise of Virtue
References
Index
During the Enlightenment, rationality becomes not a property belonging to all humans but something that one must achieve. This transformation has the effect of excluding non-whites and non-males from the domain of reason. Heikes seeks to uncover the source of this exclusion, which she argues stems from the threat of subjectivism inherent in modern thinking. As an alternative, she considers post-Cartesian reactions of modern representationalism as well as ancient Greek understandings of mind as simply one part of a functionally diverse soul. In the end, she maintains that treating rationality as an evolutionarily situated virtue concept allows for an understanding of rationality that recognizes diversity and that grounds substantive moral concepts.
Autor: Deborah K. Heikes
Deborah Heikes is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She is the author of Rationality and Feminist Philosophy and The Virtue of Feminist Rationality.

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Autor: Deborah K. Heikes
ISBN-13:: 9781137591708
ISBN: 1137591706
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.06.2016
Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Gewicht: 488g
Seiten: 262
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 220x156x22 mm, Bibliographie