Between Hume and Cugoano: Race, Ethnicity and Philosophical Entrapment

  title={Between Hume and Cugoano: Race, Ethnicity and Philosophical Entrapment},
  author={P. Henry},
  journal={The Journal of Speculative Philosophy},
  pages={129 - 148}
  • P. Henry
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Speculative Philosophy
  • Our notions of race and ethnicity are not particularistic leftovers from the premodern past, but important classificatory and discursive constructions of our modern era. In particular, they were among the founding categories of the origin narratives of European modernity, and hence integral to the latter's birth, self understanding, and development. Much older are our notions of philosophy, as these traditions of thought have clearly identifiable roots in the premodern phases of African, Asian… CONTINUE READING
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