REVIEW ESSAY—Empirical or Imperial? Issues in the Manipulation of Du Bois’ Intellectual Historiography in Kwame Anthony Appiah’s Lines of Descent, by Tommy J. Curry

Tommy J. Curry reviews Kwame Anthony Appiah’s Lines of Descent, published by Harvard University Press (2014).

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Tommy J. Curry is Associate Professor of philosophy at Texas A&M University and currently serves as the Executive Director of Philosophy Born of Struggle. His work addresses the fields of Africana studies, gender studies, jurisprudence, and philosophy, with particular focus on critical race theory and Africana philosophy. He is presently editing Situating Black Existentialism, a book under contract with Cambridge Scholars Press. Among his many published essays are “Concerning the Under-Specialization of Race Theory in American Philosophy: An Essay Outlining Ignored Bibliographic Sources Addressing the Aforementioned Problem,” The Pluralist 5:1 (2010), “Will the Real CRT Please Stand Up: The Dangers of Philosophical Contributions to CRT,” The Crit: A Journal in Critical Legal Studies 2:1 (2009), and “Royce, Racism, and the Colonial Ideal: White Supremacy and the Illusion of Civilization in Josiah Royce’s Account of the White Man’s Burden,” The Pluralist 4:3 (2009).

Tommy J. Curry, “Empirical or Imperial? Issues in the Manipulation of Du Bois’ Intellectual Historiography in Kwame Anthony Appiah’s Lines of Descent,” review of Lines of Descent, by Kwame Anthony Appiah, in “Philosophy and Race,” ed. Alexis Dianda and Robin M. Muller, special issue, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 35:1–2 (2014), pp. 391–419.

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