KANT'S SECOND THOUGHTS ON RACE

@article{Kleingeld2007KANTSST,
  title={KANT'S SECOND THOUGHTS ON RACE},
  author={Pauline Kleingeld},
  journal={The Philosophical Quarterly},
  year={2007},
  volume={57},
  pages={573-592}
}
  • P. Kleingeld
  • Published 1 October 2007
  • Philosophy, Law
  • The Philosophical Quarterly
During the 1780s, as Kant was developing his universalistic moral theory, he published texts in which he defended the superiority of whites over non-whites. Whether commentators see this as evidence of inconsistent universalism or of consistent inegalitarianism, they generally assume that Kant's position on race remained stable during the 1780s and 1790s. Against this standard view, I argue on the basis of his texts that Kant radically changed his mind. I examine his 1780s race theory and his… 
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