Ludwig Ferdinand Clauss and Racialization

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Ludwig Ferdinand Clauss (1892–1974) was a student of Husserl and during the 1920s he wrote three books which sought to show that Husserlian phenomenology had made possible for the first time a rigorous concept of race. He subsequently became one of the foremost racial theorists in Nazi Germany. This essay explores what is problematic in Clauss’s approach, but the main emphasis is on what we learn from Clauss about the project of a phenomenology of the racialization process itself: what do we see when we see race?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContributions To Phenomenology
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameContributions To Phenomenology
ISSN (Print)0923-9545
ISSN (Electronic)2215-1915

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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