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Ontology and Social Construction 1

Sally Haslanger

in Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892631
eISBN:
9780199980055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892631.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter explores the concept of social construction and to show how debates over such philosophical notions as “truth”, “knowledge,” and “reality”, can be relevant to feminist and anti-racist ... More


Gender and Race: (What) Are They? (What) Do We Want Them to Be? 1

Sally Haslanger

in Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892631
eISBN:
9780199980055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892631.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter proposes social constructionist accounts of gender and race. The foci of the inquiry—an inquiry aiming to provide resources for feminist and antiracist projects—are the social positions ... More


Introduction: Social Categories

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/9780190256791.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The author introduces the project and methodology of the book, which is to give a metaphysics of social categories from a feminist analytic metaphysics perspective. To engage in such a project is to ... More


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

Ásta

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190256791
eISBN:
9780190256821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256791.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

We are women, we are men. We are refugees, single mothers, people with disabilities, and queers. We belong to social categories that frame their action, self-understanding, and life options. But what ... More


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