Philosophy Compass 15 (4) (2020)

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Regina Rini
York University
Emma McClure
University of Toronto, St. George Campus
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Scientists, philosophers, and policymakers disagree about how to define microaggression. Here, we offer a taxonomy of existing definitions, clustering around (a) the psychological motives of perpetrators, (b) the experience of victims, and (c) the functional role of microaggression in oppressive social structures. We consider conceptual and epistemic challenges to each and suggest that progress may come from developing novel hybrid accounts of microaggression, combining empirically tractable features with sensitivity to the testimony of victims.
Keywords microaggression  oppression  philosophy of psychology  intent  interpretation  structural
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DOI 10.1111/phc3.12659
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