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Our July podcast: racism, the BNP and western philosophy

By Leo Hornak  

In this month’s Prospect podcast (downloadable, and available on the right of this page) Nigel Warburton considers the links between racism, philosophy and the history of prejudice that underlies much of the western philosophical tradition. As he points out, the belief that racism is  usually the result of stupidity is itself a form of prejudice.  Some the world’s great thinkers have themselves been guilty of surprising bigotry.

Acknowledging that prejudice can co-exist with intelligence is important in other ways. It…

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