By Iván Jaksic

The thinker Jorge J. E. Gracia engages fifteen popular students on race, ethnicity, nationality, and Hispanic/Latino id within the usa. Their dialogue joins unique traditions: the philosophy of race all started via African american citizens within the 19th century, and the quest for an realizing of identification initiated via Latin American philosophers within the 16th century. members contain Linda M. Alcoff, ok. Anthony Appiah, Richard J. Bernstein, Lawrence Blum, Robert Gooding-Williams, Eduardo Mendieta, and Lucius T. Outlaw Jr., and their discussion displays the analytic, Aristotelian, Continental, literary, Marxist, and pragmatic colleges of thought.

These intellectuals commence with the philosophy of Hispanics/Latinos within the usa after which circulation to the philosophy of African americans and Anglo american citizens within the usa and the philosophy of Latin american citizens in Latin the US. Gracia and his interlocutors speak about the character of race and ethnicity and their relation to nationality, linguistic rights, issues of id, and Affirmative motion, binding the ideas of race and ethnicity jointly in ways in which open new paths of inquiry. Gracia's familial-historical idea of ethnic and Hispanic/Latino identification operates on the middle of every of those discussions, offering brilliant entry to the philosopher's provocative arguments whereas including precise intensity to concerns that every people struggles to understand.

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