Is there even such a thing as the philosophy of race, or race viewed from a philosophical point of view? If so, I would like to read some references on the philosophy of race. I would be very interested to hear what philosophers have said about race, racism, and other racial issues. I am not primarily interested in a biological or even sociological perspective on race, I am more interested in the philosophical perspective on race, if there even is such a thing.

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    Here are SEP, Race and SEP, Critical Philosophy of Race with surveys of philosophical positions and arguments, and multiple references. Even just googling "philosophy of race" returns multiple hits. For a cogent answer here, your request needs to be more specific.
    – Conifold
    Commented Aug 8, 2023 at 20:29
  • Sometimes fiction talks clearer than fact. Look to Shakespeare's Othello for a super toxic mix of race n jealousy
    – Rushi
    Commented Aug 10, 2023 at 5:02

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Of course there is. Biology, social analysis, politics and realpolitik, legal theory and rights discourse, and philosophy intersect. The industrialised genocide of the Holocaust, provides particular grounds for ethical questions and moral dilemmas.

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