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Blackness Visible

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Charles W. Mills makes visible in the world of mainstream philosophy some of the crucial issues of the black experience. Ralph Ellison's metaphor of black invisibility has special relevance to philosophy, whose demographic and conceptualized "whiteness" has long been a source of wonder and complaint to racial minorities. Mills points out the absence of any philosophical na ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 10th 2014 by Cornell University Press (first published April 1st 1998)
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Irami
Jul 23, 2009 Irami is currently reading it
Blackness Visible is a series of essays by Northwestern philosopher Charles Mills. I read the "Racial Contract" by Mills a few months ago. In the Racial Contract, Mills argues that standard social contract theory(Locke, Hobbes, Rousseau, Mill and Kant) depends, for its viability, on an other: a group who are not extended the full rights of citizenship and dignity that we extend to whites. Locke, Mill, Hobbes, and Kant all name blacks as not worthy of being treated as full people, by virtue of so ...more
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Aug 14, 2012 Alfresco rated it it was amazing
Charles W . Mills works are always thought provoking. In this piece he seats as the heir to Franz Fanon and Richard Wright critique of euro-centric normative political and ethical views. This book should be considered a classic much like Fanon's Black Skin/ White Mask. His ideas of Herrenvolk ethics build on Fanon's idea of Sociogenic Ontologic view of the Black experience and essential as a platform underwriting contemporary moral ethics for post-colonial and post civil right thinkers challengi ...more
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