chapter  6
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Race and Contemporary Anthropology

As the underlying biological information relative to race has become avail­ able, anthropologists have not hesitated to discard earlier essentialist taxonomies of human variety. Indeed, anthropologists now substantially agree that there is no biological foundation for the historical notions of human racial divisions. However, I think that there is a distinctively philo­ sophical contribution that can be made to the anthropological consensus, and I will try to establish that in this chapter.