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Kant and the concept of race

Jon M. Mikkelsen

Kant and the concept of race

late eighteenth-century writings

by Jon M. Mikkelsen

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Published by State University of New York Press in Albany .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Views on race,
  • Philosophy,
  • Study and teaching,
  • Race

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

    Statementtranslated and edited by Jon M. Mikkelsen
    SeriesSUNY series, Philosophy and race
    ContributionsKant, Immanuel, 1724-1804
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHT1506 .K36 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25078538M
    ISBN 109781438443614
    LC Control Number2011042033

      According to Eric Voegelin, “Kant offered the first systematic justi­fication for the use of the word race in connection with the description of man.” While others had used race intermittently in the sense of a “variety” or “type,” Kant is responsible for implanting the word as a classification of groups of men with distinguishing. In this article, I respond to critiques of my book Kant’s Radical Subjectivism: Perspectives on the Transcendental Deduction (London: Palgrave Macmillan, ). I address issues that are raised concerning objectivity, the nature of the object, the role of transcendental apperception and the imagination, and idealism.

      This book gives us fourteen essays on Kant's conception of autonomy, an introduction by Oliver Sensen, and a postscript by Onora O'Neill. The essays are presented in honor of O'Neill's work as a scholar and teacher. It is a fine volume. outline the development of the concept through Kant's career, articulate the attractions and problems of. His study is a powerful demonstration of the role history can play in raising ethical awareness of such dangerous and tenacious concepts as race."—Devin Vartija, Isis "Combining philosophical and historical analysis and a mine of research, this book documents the evolution of the race construct in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

    book narrates how Western Christian theology has incorporated the legacies of ancient Gnosticism, what Carter calls “the neo-Gnosticism of modern racial discourse.” Part I: “Dramatizing Race: A Theological Account of Modernity,” engages the critical- theoretical work of Cornel West, Michel Foucault, and Immanuel Kant, on the genealogy of. The Extra-Logical Strategy Constructed by Kant to Define Concepts and Intuitions as Inversely Polar Representations. Marcos Seneda - - In Violetta Waibel, Margit Ruffing & David Wagner (eds.), Natur und Freiheit: Akten des XII. Internationalen Kant .


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Immanuel Kant 3. From Geographical History of Human Beings and the Universally Dispersed Quadrupeds () E. Zimmermann 4. Determination of the Concept of a Human Race () Immanuel Kant 5. Something More About the Human Races () Georg Forster 6.

On the Use of Teleological Principles in Philosophy () Immanuel Kant 7. He teases out the idea that race, while a modern concept, was being worked out even in the s, and that it was an ever-fluid ideal.” ― Portland Book Review “This is a very important contribution for those who cannot read German and who wish to gain a purchase on the role of Kant in the highly contested domain of race theory and the Cited by: 8.

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Kant has been credited with “inventing” the concept of race. This chapter enters into the debates about whether or not Kant’s views on race are separable from his critical philosophy. It argues that Kant’s racial theories are tied to his philosophy, but in ways that have not been accurately or adequately described in the secondary literature.

Race, for Kant, is a privileged example of. Kant and the Concept of Race: Late Eighteenth-Century Writings. In this Book. Additional Information. Kant and the Concept of Race: Late Eighteenth-Century Writings; Jon M. Mikkelsen; ; Book; Published by: State University of New York Press; View contents.

View Citation; Buy This Book in Print. summary. Late eighteenth-century writings on Cited by: 8. Kant’s racist remarks from his lectures are reflected in his later works Determination of the Concept of a Human Race () and On the Use of Teleological Principles in Philosophy () which, together with Of the Different Human Races, are widely considered as most important sources on Kant’s concept of race.

19 The essay from Cited by: 1. He teases out the idea that race, while a modern concept, was being worked out even in the s, and that it was an ever-fluid ideal." -- Portland Book Review "This is a very important contribution for those who cannot read German and who wish to gain a purchase on the role of Kant in the highly contested domain of race theory and the less /5(5).

Immanuel Kant () is perhaps the greatest figure of the German Enlightenment but also among the most contentious for those studying the development of modern racism. In the work translated here he grapples with the subject of human difference, trying to create categories to explain variations in physical features and in cultural practices.

While Kant's earlier essay had addressed the unity of the human species and its differentiation into subspecies (“races”) in a fairly detailed geographical context, his second essay on the same topics focuses on conceptual issues and stresses that the elucidation of a concept such as that of a human race cannot be based on observation alone.

Immanuel Kant 3. From Geographical History of Human Beings and the Universally Dispersed Quadrupeds () E. Zimmermann 4.

Determination of the Concept of a Human Race () Immanuel Kant 5. Something More About the Human Races () Georg Forster 6. On the Use of Teleological Principles in Philosophy () Immanuel Kant : $ Of the different human races: an announcement for lectures in physical geography in the summer semester / Immanuel Kant --Of the different human races / Immanuel Kant --From geographical history of human beings and the universally dispersed quadrupeds / E.A.W.

Zimmerman --Determination of the concept of a human race / Immanuel Kant. The question for us today is why we have chosen to stick with categories inherited from the 18th century, the century of the so-called Enlightenment, which witnessed the development of the slave trade into the very foundation of the global economy, and at the same time saw racial classifications congeal into pseudo-biological kinds, piggy-backing on the divisions folk science had always made.

The concept of race as a rough division of anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens) has a long and complicated word race itself is modern and was used in the sense of "nation, ethnic group" during the 16th to 19th centuries and acquired its modern meaning in the field of physical anthropology only from the midth century.

The politicization of the field under the concept of. Immanuel Kant () is generally considered to be one of the most profound and original philosophers who ever lived.

He is equally well known for his metaphysics–the subject of his "Critique of Pure Reason"—and for the moral philosophy set out in his "Groundwork to the Metaphysics of Morals" and "Critique of Practical Reason" (although "Groundwork" is the far easier of the two to. Kant wrote: “the race of the whites contains all talents and motives in itself the Hindus are educable in the highest degree, but only in the arts and not the sciences.

They will never achieve abstract concepts the race of Negroes can be educated, but only to the education of servants the [indigenous] American people are uneducable.

From the ancient Greeks to Immanuel Kant; Herrnstein and Murray’s book ‘The Bell Curve’ and Kevin Macdonald’s Culture of Critique trilogy – race realists believe in the scientific differences between races that comes from the research originating in anthropological studies above – but don’t hold that one is inherently.

Review of Kant and the Concept of Race: Late Eighteenth-Century Writings, translated and edited by Jon M. Mikkelsen (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, ) Jon M. Mikkelsen, Professor Emeritus in the Philosophy and Religion Department at Missouri Western State University, has produced a.

The lack of scientific evidence about race undermines the very concept of the superiority of some “races” and the inferiority of other “races.” Race is an especially crucial concept in any study of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, because it was central to Nazi ideology.

However, the Nazis weren’t the only ones who had notions about race. the concept of race precisely because Eze, in this article, did make such a dramatic break with the prevailing English-language Kant scholarship of the time.

16 Indeed, Eze begins the article by bolding citing the claim previously. In ‘Determination of the Concept of a Human Race’ Kant is less concerned with the argument for the unity of the genus than the specific question of the classificatory differences within the genus.

According to Kant, only what is unfailingly hereditary can justify a classificatory difference within a genus, and the only unfailingly.

Appalled by Kant’s views on race, some Kantians suggest that these views are unrelated to his central moral teaching that every human being “exists as an end in itself and not merely as a means to be arbitrarily used by this or that will.” But Kant developed his racial views because of his teleological view that we regard the history of the human species as the completion of a hidden.Kant's first essay dedicated to a theoretical examination of questions of race was originally published in in the form of a course announcement, then amplified in and entitled 'Of the Different Human Races'.

In this essay, Kant connects race with common ancestry and certain bodily proper-ties. In his book, The Racial Contract, Charles Mills offers the following claim regarding Kant and his practical philosophy: Despite the image of his [Kant’s] work that has come down to us and is standardly taught in introductory ethics courses, full personhood for Kant is actually dependent on race.