TOMMY LEE LOTT (1946 - )

Faculty Page (San Jose State University)



  • Anthologies:

    • The Invention of Race: Black Culture and the Politics of Representation.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1999.

  • Edited Works:

    • Companion to African American Philosophy.  Ed. Lott and John Pittman.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2003.

    • African American Philosophy: Selected Readings.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002.

    • Philosophers on Race: Critical Essays.  Ed. Lott and Julie K. Ward.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2002.

    • The Idea of RaceEd. Lott and Robert Bernasconi.  Indianapolis: Hackett, 2000.

    • Subjugation and Bondage: Critical Essays on Slavery and Social Philosophy.  Lanham, MD: Rowan & Littlefield, 1998.  

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • "Du Bois's Anthropological Notion of Race."  RaceEd. Robert Bernasconi.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2001.  59-84.

    • “Racism and Patriarchy.”  Sex and Race: Comparing the Categories.  Ed. Naomi Zack.  London: Routledge, 1997.

    • “Hobbes on Voluntary Motion.”  Hobbes Studies 9 (1997): .

    • “Herman Gray, Watching Race.”  Social Identities (1996): .

    • “Lichtman on Compensatory Justice.”  Radical Philosophy Review of Books (1996): .

    •  “King Kong Lives: Racist Discourse and the Negro-Ape Metaphor.”  Next of Kin: Looking at the Great ApesMIT List Visual Arts Center Catalog (1995): 37-43.

    • “Paul Gilroy, The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness.”  Social Identities 1.1 (1995): 200-220.

      • Rpt. as "African Retentions."  Companion to African American Philosophy.  Ed. Lott and John Pittman.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2003.  168-189.

    • “The Politics of Representation in Contemporary Black Cinema.”  Quarterly Review of Film and Video (1995): .

    • “Black Marxist in Babylon: Bayard Rustin and the 1968 UFT Strike.”  Educational Foundations 8.1 (1994): 29-41.

    • “Black Vernacular Representation and Cultural Malpractice.”  Multiculturalism: a Critical Reader.  Ed. David Theo Goldberg.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1994.  230-58.

    • “Nationalism and Pluralism in Alain Locke’s Social Philosophy.”  Defending Diversity.  Ed. Laurence Foster and Patricia Herzog.  Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1994. 103-19.

    • “Slavery, Modernity and the Reclamation of Anterior Cultures.”  Found Objects 4 (1994): 46-81.

    • “Du Bois on the Invention of Race.”  The Philosophical Forum 24.1-3 (1992-1993): 166-87. 

      • Social Justice In a Diverse Society.  Ed. Rita Manning and Rene Trujillo.  Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing, 1996.

    • “Anscombe on Justifying Claims to Know One’s Bodily Position.”  Philosophical Investigations 12.4 (1989): 293-307.

    • “Hobbes on International Relations.”  Hobbes: War Among Nations.  Ed. M. Bertman and T. Airaksinen.  London: Gower Press, 1988.  91-98.


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