On Race and Philosophy is a collection of essays written and published across the last twenty years, which focus on matters of race, philosophy, and social and political life in the West, in particular in the US. These important writings trace the author's continuing efforts not only to confront racism, especially within philosophy, but, more importantly, to work out viable conceptions of raciality and ethnicity that are empirically sound while avoiding chauvinism and invidious ethnocentrism. The hope is that such conceptions will assist efforts to fashion a nation-state in which racial and ethnic cultures and identities are recognized and nurtured contributions to a more just and stable democracy.

chapter |22 pages


On Race and Philosophy

chapter 3|23 pages

African “Philosophy”?

Deconstructive and Reconstructive Challenges

chapter 4|21 pages

Africana Philosophy

chapter 5|38 pages


Normative Theory

chapter 6|24 pages

Against the Grain of Modernity

The Politics of Difference and the Conservation of “Race”

chapter 7|24 pages

Life-Worlds, Modernity, and Philosophical Praxis

Race, Ethnicity, and Critical Social Theory

chapter 8|22 pages

The Future of “Philosophy” in America