The Ethics and Mores of Race

The Ethics and Mores of Race

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Preeminent philosopher, Naomi Zack, brings us an indispensable work in the ethics of race through an inquiry into the history of moral philosophy. Beginning with Plato and a philosophical tradition that has largely ignored race, The Ethics and Mores of Race: Equality after the History of Philosophy enters into a web of ideas, ethics, and morals that untangle our evolving ideas of racial equality straight into the twenty-first century. The dichotomy between ethics and mores has long aided the separation of what is right with ideas of equality. Zack tackles the co-existence of slavery with the classic moral systems and continues to show how our society has evolved and our mores with it. An ethics of race my not exist yet, but this book gives us twelve discerning requirements to establish it. In the preface to the paperback edition, Zack addresses the criticisms raised in response to this book and concludes that a focus on rights and justice, rather than privilege, is the only fruitful pathway towards a functioning ethics of race.Some writers have divided rights into claim rights and liberty rights based on the distinction between action and restraint. ... See Peter Singera#39;s compelling exhortation along these lines in The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty (New York: Random House, 2009). ... tory that has resulted in a certain degree of normative a€œhard wiring, a€ which could be consciously and deliberately changedanbsp;...


Title:The Ethics and Mores of Race
Author: Naomi Zack
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2015-04-02
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