Derrick Darby

Derrick Darby is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from Colgate University and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.

His work has connected philosophy with issues and concerns that impact black America. He has combined hip-hop with philosophy to explore racial dynamics on a different level. Professor Darby is passionate about social justice and addressing racial inequality.

Representative Publications

“Race, Inequality of Opportunity, and School Choice.” Theory and Research in Education 13:1 (2015) (with Argun Saatcioglu)

“Are Worlds Without Natural Rights Morally Impoverished?”  The Southern Journal of Philosophy 37 (1999): 397-417

“Blacks and Rights.” Law, Culture, and the Humanities 2 (2006): 420-439

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