Race, Empire, and the Idea of Human Development

Race, Empire, and the Idea of Human Development

by Thomas McCarthy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521519713

ISBN-13: 9780521519717

Pub. Date: 08/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Offering an unusual perspective on the past and present of our globalizing world, this book will appeal to scholars and advanced students of philosophy, political theory, the history of ideas, racial and ethnic studies, social theory, and cultural studies.  See more details below

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Offering an unusual perspective on the past and present of our globalizing world, this book will appeal to scholars and advanced students of philosophy, political theory, the history of ideas, racial and ethnic studies, social theory, and cultural studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521519717
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1 Political philosophy and racial injustice : a preliminary note on methodology 23

2 Kant on race and development 42

3 Social Darwinism and white supremacy 69

4 Coming to terms with the past : on the politics of the memory of slavery 96

5 What may we hope? : reflections on the idea of universal history in the wake of Kant 131

6 Liberal imperialism and the dilemma of development 166

7 From modernism to messianism : reflections on the state of "development" 192

Conclusion The presence of the past 230

Index 244

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