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Kinds of People: Moving Targets: British Academy Lecture

Ian Hacking

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 151, 2006 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264249
eISBN:
9780191734045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264249.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture gives a proposed framework within which to think about making up people as well as the looping effect. It elaborates on the kinds of people that will not be discussed, such as those ... More


Achieving Stability

Ron Mallon

in The Construction of Human Kinds

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198755678
eISBN:
9780191816796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755678.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

If covertly constructed human categories do really figure as the referents of our ordinary or scientific human category terms, then it must be possible for these categories to be stable enough to ... 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


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