Prof. Koffi Maglo
Prof. Sally Haslanger
This course will consider the claim that there is no such thing as race, with a particular emphasis on the question whether races should be thought of as natural kinds: is our concept of race a natural kind concept? Is the term 'race' a natural kind term? If so, is Appiah right to conclude that there are no races? How should one go about "analyzing" the concept of race?
Maglo, Koffi, and Sally Haslanger. 24.892 Classification, Natural Kinds, and Conceptual Change: Race as a Case Study, Spring 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/linguistics-and-philosophy/24-892-classification-natural-kinds-and-conceptual-change-race-as-a-case-study-spring-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA