Oxford University Press names PPLS Professor’s paper as one the 'Best of Philosophy' 2021

Congratulations to Professor of Philosophy Tommy Curry whose paper appears in OUP’s list.

Professor Tommy J. Curry

Tommy joined the University in 2019 and holds the Personal Chair of Africana Philosophy and Black Male Studies at the University of Edinburgh.  His research interests also include 19th century ethnology, critical race theory and social political theory.

Must There Be an Empirical Basis for the Theorization of Racialized Subjects in Race-Gender Theory? was published in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society in April 2021.

The paper argues that non-ideal theory doesn’t accurately portray the real world where philosophers can address problems of racism, sexual violence and poverty.

“Research in Africana Philosophy is not often engaged by mainstream philosophy, so it feels great that an article in Critical Race Theory and Black Male Studies has been engaged by so many of my peers and recognized by Oxford University Press.” - Professor Tommy Curry.

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