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Book Review Article: On Science, Race and Ideology. Review of "Superior. The Return of Race Science" by Angela Saini.

Gerhard Meisenberg

Published: 2019/09/01

Abstract

Saini’s book assails “race science”, which is presented as the root cause of racism in modern societies. The content of this science is either not described at all or is grossly misrepresented. The book is nevertheless valuable because it reveals the cognitive structure of one type of anti-science ideology that is influential in modern societies. This ideology turns Enlightenment philosophy on its head, claiming that science and reason create rather than challenge prejudice.

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