Title

Bewaji's Critique of Mills' Racial Contract Theory: A Challenge of its Structure, Content, and Conclusions

Degree Program

Graduate

Major

Philosophy

Abstract

In this paper, I examine John Ayotunde (Tunde) Isola Bewaji’s discussion ofCharles W. Mills’, racial contract theory. Bewaji critiques the theory’s structure, content, and conclusions. He argues against its structure by advocating for an epistemological understanding, instead of a historical racial contractarian perception of it. Bewaji contends with the theory’s content by emphasizing how racial distinctions naturally occur, against Mills’ claim that they politically take place in Western society from antiquity to modernity. Finally, he challenges Mills’ idealist racial contract theory conclusions, by asserting his realist position on them.

Start Date

12-2-2017 1:30 PM

End Date

12-2-2017 2:45 PM

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Bewaji's Critique of Mills' Racial Contract Theory: A Challenge of its Structure, Content, and Conclusions

In this paper, I examine John Ayotunde (Tunde) Isola Bewaji’s discussion ofCharles W. Mills’, racial contract theory. Bewaji critiques the theory’s structure, content, and conclusions. He argues against its structure by advocating for an epistemological understanding, instead of a historical racial contractarian perception of it. Bewaji contends with the theory’s content by emphasizing how racial distinctions naturally occur, against Mills’ claim that they politically take place in Western society from antiquity to modernity. Finally, he challenges Mills’ idealist racial contract theory conclusions, by asserting his realist position on them.