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The looping effects of human kinds

Ian Hacking

in Causal Cognition: A Multidisciplinary Debate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524021
eISBN:
9780191689093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524021.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter argues that today's understanding of causal processes in human affairs relies crucially on concepts of ‘human kinds’ which are a product of the modern social sciences, with their concern ... More


The Construction of Human Kinds

Ron Mallon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198755678
eISBN:
9780191816796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755678.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Social constructionist explanations of human kinds like race, gender, and homosexuality are commonplace in the social sciences and humanities, but what do they mean and what are their implications? ... More


Choose the Right

Melvyn Hammarberg

in The Mormon Quest for Glory: The Religious World of the Latter-Day Saints

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199737628
eISBN:
9780199332472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737628.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The younger Primary classes encompass children in the age-groups from four through seven years and have as their central theme the making of “right choices.” This Primary class level is symbolized by ... More


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