Kathryn T. Gines is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Penn State University. Her research and teaching interests include continental philosophy, Africana philosophy, Black feminist philosophy, and the critical philosophy of race. Gines has published articles on race, assimilation, and intersectionality. She co-edited Convergences: Black Feminism and Continental Philosophy (with Maria del Guadalupe Davidson and Donna-Dale L. Marcano, SUNY Press, 2010).
REFLECTIONS ON THE LEGACY AND FUTURE OF THE CONTINENTAL TRADITION WITH REGARD TO THE CRITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF RACE
Article first published online: 5 JUN 2012
© 2012 The University of Memphis
The Southern Journal of Philosophy
Volume 50, Issue 2, pages 329–344, June 2012
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GINES, K. T. (2012), REFLECTIONS ON THE LEGACY AND FUTURE OF THE CONTINENTAL TRADITION WITH REGARD TO THE CRITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF RACE. The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 50: 329–344. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-6962.2012.00109.x
- Issue published online: 5 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 5 JUN 2012
The legacy and future of continental philosophy with regard to the critical philosophy of race can be seen in prominent canonical philosophical figures, the scholarship of contemporary philosophers, and recent edited collections and book series. The following reflections highlight some (though certainly not all) of the contacts and overlaps between a select number of continental philosophers and the critical philosophy of race. In particular, I consider how the continental tradition has contributed to the development of the critical philosophy of race by offering tools from existentialism, phenomenology, and genealogy to emphasize questions of existence, facticity, lived experience, and historicity as they relate to analyses of race, racism, slavery, and colonialism.1 I argue that these tools have been used both implicitly and explicitly in the writings of contemporary continental philosophers who theorize about race and that the critical philosophy of race has impacted and expanded continental philosophy in significant ways.