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„Are ‚Race‘ and ‚Rasse‘ the same? – Comparing race conceptions in the US and Germany“

Philosophical theories of race often purport to analyse the ‚ordinary‘ concept thereof. However, many merely provide an analysis of the ordinary concept of race in the United States. In response, Hardimon has suggested that there is a single, ‘logical core‘ to the ordinary concept of race that applies globally. Recently, Ludwig has challenged this invariantist idea, citing striking differences between the German and US-American contexts. To accommodate these differences, Ludwig suggests that there are merely several different conceptions of race rather than different concepts, and that this accounts for strong and partial cross-cultural (dis-)continuities. However, Ludwig’s “relational perspective on racial ontologies” is still in need of more robust empirical support. We address this lacuna with two empirical studies.

Mit Daniel james; leda berio; Benedict Kenyah-Damptey
Research team for the project Rasse—Negotiating a Fraught German Term Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf

Monday May 23, 2022
17:00 – 18:45 c.t.
Raum: AS-Saal
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1

Organizer: Dr. Caleb Ward, Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

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