Philosophy of Race

The Ethics of Sexual Preference

Sexual preferences represent a rich site for ethical exploration of topics such as oppression, responsibility, freedom. Because everyone has sexual preferences of some kind or another, everyone has some stake in the answers to these questions. Moreover, the deeply entrenched (indeed, possibly involuntary) nature of sexual preferences illustrates the extent to which oppression is socialized and internalized by individuals in even the most intimate spheres of life.

Racial Humor

Texts and Courses

Primary Texts

Luvell Anderson: “Racist Humor”

Secondary Texts for Instructor

John Morreall: “Philosophy of Humor” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Jorge Garcia: “Current Conceptions of Racism: A Critical Examination of Some Recent Social Philosophy” (1997) Journal of Social Philosophy 28(2): 5-42.

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