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Philosophy of Science and Race

Philosophy of Science and Race
Author: Naomi Zack
ISBN 13: 9780415941648
ISBN 10: 415941644
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2002-09-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
List Price: $41.95

In this concisely argued, short new book, well-known philosopher Naomi Zack explores the scientific and philosophical problems in applying a biological conception of race to human beings. Through the systematic analysis of up-to-date data and conclusions in population genetics, transmission genetics, and biological anthropology, Zack provides a comprehensive conceptual account of how "race" in the ordinary sense has no basis in science. Her book combats our everyday understanding of race as a scientifically supported taxonomy of human beings, and in conclusion challenges us to be clear about what we mean by "race" and what it would require to remedy racism.

Tommy Lott

An important contribution to current debates on subjects related to race.