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    Review Essay: Suzanne Césaire, The Great Camouflage: Writings of Dissent (1941-1945)
    Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 21 (1): 183-192. 2013.
    Review of a recently published collection of the complete writings of Suzanne C ésaire, arguing that it is an important moment for the emerging field of Afro-Caribbean philosophy
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    Embodying Justice in Ancient Egypt: The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant as a Classic of Political Philosophy
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy 21 (3): 421-442. 2013.
    This article is an introduction to an ancient Egyptian text called The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant and an argument that it ought to be seen as a classic of political philosophy. After contextualizing the tale as part of a tradition of moral and political philosophy in ancient Egypt, I explore the methods by which the text defines the proper roles of political authority and contrast its approach to justifying political authority with the argument from the state of nature so common in modern West…Read more
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    The Ethics and Politics of Cultural Preservation
    Journal of Value Inquiry 49 (1-2): 205-220. 2015.
    Multiculturalism is, by this point, a well-worn topic in social and political philosophy. Still, in what follows, I hope to usefully contribute to the philosophical discussion of multiculturalism by asking and trying to answer some foundational questions about the practical significance of cultural membership. Specifically, I want to investigate the normative concerns associated with the goal of preserving culture. In the first part of this article, I raise questions about the ethics of cultural…Read more
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    Appiah's Cosmopolitanism
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 51 (4): 488-510. 2013.
    This article critically evaluates the cosmopolitan writings of Kwame Anthony Appiah, investigating especially the extent to which he challenges or fails to challenge the problem of Eurocentrism in cosmopolitan discourse. I begin by discussing the way Appiah's construction of his cosmopolitan vision attempts to address criticisms of cosmopolitanism as unable to accommodate the partiality that is an inescapable aspect of human relationships. I relate this issue to Eurocentrism, arguing that the hi…Read more
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    Do We Need African Canadian Philosophy?
    Dialogue 51 (4): 643-666. 2012.
    I ask whether we need African Canadian philosophy and attempt to provide an answer by considering a series of other questions that can be understood as alternative versions of the initial question. I ask (1) whether we need African Canadian philosophers; (2) whether we need philosophy focused on the African Canadian experience; (3) whether we already have African Canadian philosophy; (4) whether anybody of any background can do African Canadian philosophy; and (5) what African Canadian philosoph…Read more
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    Recent Work on Negritude
    Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 24 (2): 304-318. 2016.
    Review of recent works on the Negritude movement, with critical remarks and interventions.
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    Bessone sur la race et la culture
    Philosophiques 40 (2): 473-477. 2013.
    Chike Jeffers
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    In this debate-format book, four philosophers--Joshua Glasgow, Sally Haslanger, Chike Jeffers, and Quayshawn Spencer--articulate contrasting views on race. Each author presents a distinct viewpoint on what race is, and then replies to the others, offering theories that are clear and accessible to undergraduates, lay readers, and non-specialists, as well as other philosophers of race.
  • Review (review)
    Critical Philosophy of Race 1 (1): 125. 2013.