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Rationality, Representation, and Race

Authors: Heikes, Deborah K.

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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.

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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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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rationality, Representation, and Race
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59171-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59171-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59170-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 262
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