Philosophers' Imprint 21 (21) (2021)

Kareem Khalifa
Middlebury College
Richard Lauer
St. Lawrence University
Many humanists and social scientists argue—if not assume—that race's centrality in social-scientific research provides an empirical justification for its reality as a constructed kind. In this paper, we first regiment these arguments, and then show that they face significant challenges. Specifically, race-concepts' social-scientific success is compatible with race being neither constructed nor real.
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