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The A-project and the B-project

Mark Richard

in Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198801856
eISBN:
9780191840418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801856.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Ameliorative philosophical analysis elucidates a concept by looking at the purposes it has for its users. It evaluates them, and gives an analysis on the basis of the purposes the analyst thinks ... More


Conferralism about Sex and Gender

Ásta

in Categories We Live By: The Construction of Sex, Gender, Race, and Other Social Categories

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190256791
eISBN:
9780190256821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256791.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter, the author offers a conferralist view of sex and gender, where sex is an institutional category and gender a communal one and both are context-dependent. The communal category of ... More


Social Construction as Social Significance

Ásta

in Categories We Live By: The Construction of Sex, Gender, Race, and Other Social Categories

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190256791
eISBN:
9780190256821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256791.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Various ways in which a category of people can be said to be socially constructed is discussed before a conception of social construction that can underwrite the project of offering a metaphysics of ... More


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