Social Epistemology 35 (6):547-563 (2021)

Authors
Erin Beeghly
University of Utah
Abstract
.Can we treat people in a discriminatory way in virtue of how we think about them? In this essay, I argue that the answer is yes. According to the constitutive claim, stereotyping constitutes discrimination, either sometimes or always. This essay defends the constitutive claim and explores the deeper justifications for it. I also sketch the constitutive claim’s larger ethical significance. One upshot is that we can wrongfully discriminate against (or in favor of) others in thought, even if we keep our views of others to ourselves. Second, if stereotyping is a form of discrimination, theories of wrongful discrimination bear on the ethical questions associated with stereotyping, including this one: under what conditions is it wrong to stereotype? In closing, I introduce an intriguing possibility, namely, that stereotyping is wrong if and when it constitutes wrongful discrimination.
Keywords Stereotyping  Discrimination  Oppression  Cognition as a Social Skill  Embodied Cognition  Epistemic Injustice
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/02691728.2021.1930274
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Responsibility for Believing.Pamela Hieronymi - 2008 - Synthese 161 (3):357-373.
Responsibility for Implicit Bias.Jules Holroyd - 2017 - Philosophy Compass 12 (3).
Responsibility for Implicit Bias.Jules Holroyd - 2012 - Journal of Social Philosophy 43 (3):274-306.
Cognition as a Social Skill.Sally Haslanger - 2020 - Tandf: Australasian Philosophical Review 3 (1):5-25.
The Heterogeneity of Implicit Bias.Jules Holroyd & Joseph Sweetman - forthcoming - In Michael Brownstein & Jennifer Saul (eds.), Implicit Bias and Philosophy. New York, USA: Oxford University Press.

View all 11 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

(What) Are Stereotyping and Discrimination? (What) Do We Want Them to Be?Alex Madva - 2021 - Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 10 (11):43-51.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Failing to Treat Persons as Individuals.Erin Beeghly - 2018 - Ergo: An Open Access Journal of Philosophy 5.
Discrimination & Disrespect.Erin Beeghly - 2017 - In Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (ed.), Routledge Handbook to the Ethics of Discrimination. New York, NY: Routledge. pp. 83 - 96.
Stereotyping: The Multifactorial View.Katherine Puddifoot - 2017 - Philosophical Topics 45 (1):137-156.
Dissolving the Epistemic/Ethical Dilemma Over Implicit Bias.Katherine Puddifoot - 2017 - Philosophical Explorations 20 (sup1):73-93.
Ethical Issues of Stereotyping.John Pearn - 2000 - Professional Ethics, a Multidisciplinary Journal 8 (2):59-64.
Embodiment and Oppression: Reflections on Haslanger.Erin Beeghly - 2019 - Australasian Philosophical Review 3 (1):35-47.
A Modal Theory of Discrimination.Guido Melchior - 2021 - Synthese 198 (11):10661-10684.
Making Sense of Discrimination.Re'em Segev - 2014 - Ratio Juris 27 (1):47-78.
‘Lookism’, Common Schools, Respect And Democracy.Andrew Davis - 2007 - Philosophy of Education 41 (4):811-827.
‘Lookism’, Common Schools, Respect and Democracy.Andrew Davis - 2007 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 41 (4):811–827.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2021-05-12

Total views
258 ( #39,199 of 2,462,867 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
159 ( #3,529 of 2,462,867 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes