Part I: Kant and the Invention of Race.
1. "Who Invented the Concept of Race?". (Robert Bernasconi).
2. "On the use of Teleological Principles in Philosophy". (Immanuel Kant).
Part II: Du Bois and the Conservation of Races.
3. "Du Bois's Anthropological Notion of Race". (Tommy Lott).
4. "The Conservation of Races". (W.E.B. Du Bois).
Part III: Nardal and Race Consciousness.
5. "Paulette Nardal, Race Consciousness and Antillean Letters". (T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting).
6. "The Awakening of Race Consciousness". (Paulette Nardal).
Part IV: The Negritude Movement.
7. "Black Orpheus". (Jean-Paul Sartre).
8. "Negritude and Modernity or Negritude as a Humanism for the Twentieth Century". (Leopold Senghor).
Part V: Fanon and the Phenomenology of Race.
9. "Fanon, Merleau-Ponty and the Difference of Phenomenology". (Jeremy Weate) 10. "The Lived Experience of the Black". (Frantz Fanon).
Part VI: Dumont and the Structuralist Analysis of Race.
11. "Is there a Structuralist Analysis of Racism?". (Kamala Visweswaran).
12. "Caste, Racism and Stratification". (Louis Dumont).
Part VII: The Politics of Race.
13. "Race, Multiculturalism and Democracy". (Robert Gooding-Williams).
14. "Conversational Break". (Judith Butler).
Part VIII: Phenomenology and Racial Embodiment.
15."Toward a Phenomenology of Racial Embodiment". (Linda Alcoff).
16. "The Invisibility of Racial Minorities in the Public Realm of Appearances". (Robert Bernasconi).
"This collection provides a valuable new perspective on one of the most vexing issues of the modern era. Bernasconi is to be commended." Albert Mosley, Smith College
"This excellent and wide-ranging anthology is certain to enrich and enliven contemporary philosophical discussion of the concept of race." Michele Moody-Adams, Cornell University
- Provides an introduction to the concept of race within philosophy.
- Gives an overview of the most important contributions by continental philosophers to the understanding of race.
- Presents a general review of recent philosophical discussions.
- Moves the debate forward by including new contributions by some of the leading theorists.