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PHILOSOPHY OF RACE SERIES

Reconsidering Reparations

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

Reconsidering Reparations

PHILOSOPHY OF RACE SERIES

Reconsidering Reparations

PHILOSOPHY OF RACE SERIES: Reconsidering Reparations

 

Philosopher Olúfemi O. Táíwò presents a bold and original case for reparations, arguing that reparations should best be seen as constructive and future-oriented rather than as restitution for historical wrongs.


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Beschrijving PHILOSOPHY OF RACE SERIES: Reconsidering Reparations

Reparations for slavery have become a reinvigorated topic for public debate over the last decade. Most theorizing about reparations treats it as a social justice project - either rooted in reconciliatory justice focused on making amends in the present; or, they focus on the past, emphasizing restitution for historical wrongs. Olúfemi O. Táíwò argues that neither approach is optimal, and advances a different case for reparations - one rooted in a
hopeful future that tackles the issue of climate change head on, with distributive justice at its core. This view, which he calls the "constructive" view of reparations, argues that reparations should be seen as a future-oriented project engaged in building a better social order; and that the costs of building a more
equitable world should be distributed more to those who have inherited the moral liabilities of past injustices.

This approach to reparations, as Táíwò shows, has deep and surprising roots in the thought of Black political thinkers such as James Baldwin, Martin Luther King Jr, and Nkechi Taifa, as well as mainstream political philosophers like John Rawls, Charles Mills, and Elizabeth Anderson. Táíwò's project has wide implications for our views of justice, racism, the legacy of colonialism, and climate change policy.


ISBN
9780197508893
Pagina's
280
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Serie
PHILOSOPHY OF RACE SERIES
NUR
730
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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