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  • Workshop Devoted to Bernard Boxill, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus, March 15, 2006



  • Edited Works:

    • Race and Racism.  Oxford: OUP, 2001.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • "The Morality of Reparations II."  A Companion to African American Philosophy.  Ed. Tommy L. Lott and John Pittman.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2003.  134-147.

    • “Washington, Du Bois, and Plessy v. Ferguson.”  Law and Philosophy.  Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer, 1997.  299-330.

    • “Populism and Elitism in African-American Political Thought.”  The Journal of Ethics (1997): 209-238.

    • “Black Liberation, Yes.”  Liberation Pro and Con.  Ed. Michael Leahy.  London: Routledge, 1996.  51-64.

    • “Du Bois on Cultural Pluralism.”  W. E. B. Du Bois on Race and Culture: Philosophy, Politics and Poetics.  Ed. Bernard W. Bell, Emily Grosholz, and James B. Stewart.  London: Routledge, 1996.  57-85.

    • “Fighting with Covey.”  Existence in Black: an Anthology of Black Existential Philosophy.  Ed. Lewis R. Gordon.  London: Routledge, 1996.  273-290.

    • “Fear and Shame as Forms of Moral Suasion in the Thought of Fredrick Douglass.”  Transactions of the Charles S. Pierce Society 4 (1995): 713-744.

    • “Separation or Assimilation.”  Campus Wars: Multicuturalism and the Politics of Difference.  Ed. John Arthur and Amy Shapiro.  Boulder: West view Press, 1995.  235-248.  (Chapter 8 from the book, Blacks and Social Justice)

    • “The Case for Affirmative Action.”  Morality in Practice.  4th ed.  Ed. James P. Sterba.  Belmont: Wadsworth, 1994.  147-172.  (Chapter 7 from the book Blacks and Social Justice)

    • “The Culture of Poverty.”  Social Philosophy and Policy 11.1 (1994): 249-280.

    • “On Some Criticisms of Consent Theory.”  Journal of Social Philosophy (1993): 81-102.

    • “Two Traditions in African American Philosophy.”  Philosophy Forum 24.1-3 (1992-1993): 119-135. 

      • African-American Perspectives and Philosophical Traditions.  Ed. John P. Pittman.  London: Routledge, 1997.  119-135.

    • “Racism,” “Civil Rights,” and “Martin Luther King.”  Encyclopedia of Ethics.  Ed. Lawerence Becker.  New York: Garland, 1992.

    • “The Underclass and the Race-Class Issue.”  The Underclass Question.  Ed. Bill E. Lawson.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992.

    • “Human Right: the Dispute about the Underclass.”  Exploitation and Exclusion: Race and Class in the Twentieth Century.  Ed. Abebe Zegeye, Leonard Harris, and Julia Maxted.  London: Hans Zell, 1991.  45-65.

    • “Wilson on the Underclass.”  Ethics 101.3 (1991): 579-592.

    • “Introduction to Race: Twentieth Century Dilemmas-Twenty-First Century Prognoses.”  Ethnicity and Public Policy.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1990.

    • Blacks and Social Justice.  Totowa, NJ: Rowman and Allanheld, 1984.  Rev. ed., 1992.

      • "Affirmative Action."  Reflections: an Anthology of African American Philosophy.  Ed. James A. Montmarquet and William H. Hardy.  Belmont, CA:  Wadsworth, 2000.  226-235.

    • “The Race-Class Issue.”  Philosophy Born of Struggle: Afro-American Philosophy from 1917.  Ed. Leonard Harris.  Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt, 1983.

    • “How Injustice Pays.”  Philosophy and Public Affairs 9 (1980): 359-371.

    • “Sexual Blindness and Sexual Equality.”  Social Theory and Practice 6 (1980): 281-298.

    • "Self-Respect and Protest."  Philosophy and Public Affairs (1976): .

      • African American Philosophy: Selected Readings.  Ed. Tommy L. Lott.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Higher Education, 2001.  509-516.

      • Philosophy Born of Struggle: Anthology of Afro-American Philosophy from 1917.  Ed. Leonard Harris.  Dubuque, IA: Kendall / Hunt, 1983.  Rpt. 2000.  312-320.

    • “The Morality of Reparations.”  Social Theory and Practice 11:2 (1972): 113-22.


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