Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Race and rational modernity

Here is another selection from the NYT's series on race and philosophy, in which the interviewee touches on a subject dear to my heart, the inevitable reality of subjectivity in academic fields that purport to be objective and removed from the particular identity of their practitioners.  "If we were to acknowledge the relevance of identity to knowledge, the solution would not be simplistic diversity quotas, but a real engagement with the question of how our unspoken epistemic hierarchies have distorted our educational institutions, research projects, academic and scientific fields of inquiry and general public discourse across all of our diverse forms of media."

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