Ásta Kristjana Sveinsdóttir San Francisco State University
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I work mainly in metaphysics, social philosophy, and feminist theory.
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  1. Ásta Kristjana Sveinsdóttir (2013). Knowledge of Essence: The Conferralist Story. Philosophical Studies 166 (1):21-32.
    Realist essentialists face a prima facie challenge in accounting for our knowledge of the essences of things, and in particular, in justifying our engaging in thought experiments to gain such knowledge. In contrast, conferralist essentialism has an attractive story to tell about how we gain knowledge of the essences of things, and how thought experiments are a justified method for gaining such knowledge. The conferralist story is told in this essay.
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  2. Ásta Kristjana Sveinsdóttir (2013). The Social Construction of Human Kinds. Hypatia 28 (4):716-732.
    Social construction theorists face a certain challenge to the effect that they confuse the epistemic and the metaphysical: surely our conceptions of something are influenced by social practices, but that doesn't show that the nature of the thing in question is so influenced. In this paper I take up this challenge and offer a general framework to support the claim that a human kind is socially constructed, when this is understood as a metaphysical claim and as a part of a (...)
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  3. Ásta Kristjana Sveinsdóttir (2012). Review of The Metaphysics of Gender by Charlotte Witt. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2012 (5).
    Review of Charlotte Witt's The Metaphysics of Gender (Oxford 2011).
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  4. Ásta Kristjana Sveinsdóttir (2012). The Metaphysics of Gender, by Charlotte Witt (Oxford University Press), $24.95/£ 15.99. The Philosophers' Magazine 57:118-119.
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  5. Ásta Kristjana Sveinsdóttir (2011). The Metaphysics of Sex and Gender. In Charlotte Witt (ed.), Feminist Metaphysics. Springer.
    In this chapter I offer an interpretation of Judith Butler’s metaphysics of sex and gender and situate it in the ontological landscape alongside what has long been the received view of sex and gender in the English speaking world, which owes its inspiration to the works of Simone de Beauvoir. I then offer a critique of Butler’s view, as interpreted, and subsequently an original account of sex and gender, according to which both are constructed—or conferred, as I would put it— (...)
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  6. Ásta Kristjana Sveinsdóttir (2010). Siding with Euthyphro: Response-Dependence and Conferred Properties. European Journal of Philosophy 18 (1):108-125.
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  7. Ásta Kristjana Sveinsdóttir (2009). Review of Anthony O'Hear, The Landscape of Humanity: Art, Culture, and Society. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (6).
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  8. Sally Haslanger & Ásta Kristjana Sveinsdóttir, Feminist Metaphysics. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  9. Ásta Sveinsdóttir (2008). Essentiality Conferred. Philosophical Studies 140 (1):135 - 148.
    In this article I introduce a certain kind of anti-realist account of what makes a property essential to an object and defend it against likely objections. This account, which I call a ‘conferralist’ account, shares some of the attractive features of other anti-realist accounts, such as conventionalism and expressivism, but I believe, not their respective drawbacks.
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