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The Civil Code and the Rights of Arabs

Nathalie Nya

colonialism through the lens of Jean-Paul Sartre's theories on race and colonialism as featured in Colonialism and Neocolonialism . In particular, I focus on his essay, “Colonialism is a System” to examine the position of the Arab as the colonized and the

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Fanon and Sartre 50 Years Later: To Retain or Reject the Concept of Race

Kathryn T. Gines

Jean-Paul Sartre’s “Orphée Noir” was first published in 1948 as the preface to Leopold Senghor’s Anthologie de la nouvelle poésie nègre at malgache de langue française, a classic anthology of Negritude poetry.1 Frantz Fanon replied to Sartre with “L’expérience vécue du Noir” published in Esprit in May of 1951.2 This essay later became the fifth chapter of Fanon’s Peau noire, masques blancs, published in 1952.3 In Black Skin, White Masks, Fanon is not only confronting Sartre’s analysis of Negritude in “Black Orpheus,” he is also meeting head-on Sartre’s analysis of race as it pertains to the Negro in “Black Orpheus” and as it pertains to the Jew in Anti-Semite and Jew. Towards that end, Fanon claims that Sartre’s arguments about the Jewish experience are incompatible with the “lived-experience” of the Negro.

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Contemporary “Structures” of Racism

A Sartrean Contribution to Resisting Racial Injustice

Justin I. Fugo

refers to as the practico-inert , which I will explain further below. 3 Race is one of those ideas, and it is permeated with beliefs, norms, and values. And although a belief in the superiority or inferiority of racial groups–i.e., racism

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Book Reviews

Matt Eshleman, Mark William Westmoreland, and Yiwei Zheng

Stephen Wang, Aquinas and Sartre: On Freedom, Personal Identity and the Possibility of Happiness Review by Matt Eshleman

Jonathan Judaken, ed. Race After Sartre: Antiracism, African Existentialism, Postcolonialism Review by Mark William Westmoreland

Anthony Hatzimoysis, The Philosophy of Sartre Review by Yiwei Zheng

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The End as Present in the Means in Sartre's Morality and History: Birth and Re-inventions of an Existential Moral Standard

Betsy Bowman and Bob Stone

The question whether, in the interim, the "socialist morality" allows adequate restraint on revolutionary action, cannot fairly be answered in abstraction from history, in this case our epoch. We submit that the group of projects called corporate "globalization" - imposing free trade, privatization, and dominance of transnational corporations - shapes that epoch. These projects are associated with polarization of wealth, deepening poverty, and an alarming new global U.S. military domination. Using 9/11 as pretext for a "war on terror," this domination backs corporate globalization. If Nazi occupation of France and French occupation of Algeria made Sartre and Beauvoir assign moral primacy to overcoming oppressive systems, then U.S. global occupation should occasion rebirth of that commitment. Parallels among the three occupations are striking. France's turning of colonial and metropolitan working classes against each other is echoed by globalization's pitting of (e.g.) Chinese against Mexican workers in a race to lower wages to get investment. Seducing first-world workers with racial superiority and cheap imports from near-slavery producers once again conceals their thralldom to their own bosses. Nazi and French use of overwhelming force and even torture are re-cycled by the U.S. and its agents, again to hide the vulnerability of their small forces amidst their enemies.

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Mabogo Percy More, Sartre on Contingency: Antiblack Racism and Embodiment

Thomas Meagher

relationship between Euromodern philosophy and race/racism. For Euromodernity, humanity is defined by reason, but with the caveat that Europe and whiteness are defined by reason's presence, and Africa and blackness are defined by its absence. In the substance

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Existentialism is an Antiracism

T Storm Heter

of Belle's major contributions to the philosophy of existence, including her challenge to the “class over race and gender” analysis, her formulation of “the white problem,” and her take on Sartre's skepticism of the white, liberal ally. Belle reminds

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Existential Philosophy and Antiracism

An Interview with Lewis R. Gordon

T Storm Heter

and Eurocontinental textualism. Instead of tired questions of whether there is conceptual coherence in race or focusing on the ontological status of race, there are exciting studies in creolizing theory, decolonial thought, teleological suspensions of

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Damon Boria, Thomas Meagher, Adrian van den Hoven, and Matthew C. Eshleman

well-trod territory and ultimately offers an unpersuasive criticism of Being and Nothingness . Specialists on Merleau-Ponty will find the first chapter of interest, Heidegger specialists the third, and philosophers of race with an interest in

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Reading Angela Davis Beyond the Critique of Sartre

Edward O'Byrn

This paper adopts the methodologies of critical philosophy of race and Black existential philosophy to trace a more diverse theoretical lineage for American Black existential philosophy. By investigating how Angela Davis's rebuff of Sartre in her