'Race': normative, not metaphysical or semantic

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Humanities
Department Philosophy
Creator Mallon, Ronald
Title 'Race': normative, not metaphysical or semantic
Date 2006
Description In recent years, there has been a flurry of work on the metaphysics of race. While it is now widely accepted that races do not share robust, biobehavioral essences, opinions differ over what, if anything, race is. Recent work has been divided between three apparently quite different answers. A variety of theorists argue for racial skepticism, the view that races do not exist at all.2 A second group defends racial constructionism,3 holding that races are in some way socially constructed.4 And a third group maintains racial population naturalism, the view that races may exist as biologically salient populations, albeit ones that do not have the biologically determined social significance once imputed to them.5 The three groups thus seem to disagree fundamentally on the metaphysical character of race.
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Publisher University of Chicago Press - Journals
Journal Title Ethics
Volume 116
Issue 3
First Page 525
Last Page 551
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Mallon, R. (2006). Race: normative, not metaphysical or semantic. Ethics, 116(3), 525-51.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-07-13
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