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From the Publisher"An exemplary text - the second edition deserves to be widely read and adopted in classrooms."
South African Journal of Philosophy
"Taylor has succeeded at introducing a wide audience to a timely and rich topic with considerable purchase on the American social discourse he targets."
LSE Review of Books
"What makes the witty and clearly-written Race: A Philosophical Introduction such a valuable book is that Taylor not only thoroughly dissects the concept of race to show its inner workings but also provides a cogent and rational argument for the continued employment of race as a category for both describing our present social reality as well as serving to undo the harm inflicted by ever-evolving forms of racialism."
Marx and Philosophy
"Paul Taylor may only, as he says, 'gently recommend' the approach he develops here, but he offers compelling arguments that raise the level of discussion on all sorts of race matters. This new edition extends the discussion to more recent topics, such as the demise of affirmative action and new work on the metaphysics of race, making the book more useful than ever. And it is still the most entertaining philosophy book I have ever read."
Linda Martin Alcoff, Syracuse University
"Moving fluidly and wittily between high theory and popular culture, Paul Taylor’s book is, quite simply, the best philosophical introduction to race I know. I have made it a required text every time I have taught race, whether at the undergraduate or graduate levels. This welcome new edition updates the 2003 original to include Barack Obama’s election, controversies around undocumented immigration, and the ominous pattern of growing securitization – all shaped by race in a very much non-post-racial world."
Charles Mills, Northwestern University