You are here: Home / News / Burroughs has Article Published

Burroughs has Article Published

Michael Burroughs, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Assistant Director of the Rock Ethics institute had his article "Hannah Arendt, 'Reflections on Little Rock,' and White Ignorance" accepted for publication in Critical Philosophy of Race (Volume 3, Issue 1). 


In this article, Burroughs argues that white ignorance constitutes a fundamental epistemic error in Hannah Arendt's political work, particularly in regard to her analysis of race and school desegregation in the American South and, further, in regard to her understanding of the history and political strivings of Africans and African Americans more generally.  Burroughs’s analysis—following Charles Mills' work on white ignorance—calls for increased theoretical work on epistemologies of ignorance, their function in Western political philosophy, and the effect of white ignorance on cognizers in American society.