Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique

Oxford University Press (2012)
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Sally Haslanger
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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In this collection of previously published essays, Sally Haslanger draws on insights from feminist and critical race theory and on the resources of contemporary analytic philosophy to develop the idea that gender and race are positions ...
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Ontology and Social Construction1

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 politics: does it make sense to claim that there is a “male reality”? What would that mean? T... see more

Feminism in Metaphysics

Is there a place within feminist inquiry for metaphysics? If we take an aporematic approach to metaphysics, then what questions we ask, and what puzzles arise, is going to depend on cultural and historical context, broader theoretical needs, etc. Where sexist and racist views are widely he... see more

Gender and Race

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 of those marked for privilege or subordination by observed or imagined features assumed to ... see more

What Knowledge Is and What It Ought to Be

Much of contemporary analytic epistemology has been concerned with the semantics of claims to know. For the most part, feminist epistemology pursues different questions about knowledge. The chapter argues that are there alternative ways of undertaking an analysis of knowledge on which femi... see more

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What Is Sexual Orientation?Robin A. Dembroff - 2016 - Philosophers' Imprint 16.
What is a (Social) Structural Explanation?Sally Haslanger - 2016 - Philosophical Studies 173 (1):113-130.
Conceptual Ethics I.Alexis Burgess & David Plunkett - 2013 - Philosophy Compass 8 (12):1091-1101.
Facts, Principles, and Politics.Enzo Rossi - 2016 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 19 (2):505-520.

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