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The Construction of Human Kinds

ISBN : 9780198822486

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¥3,652
Author: 
Ron Mallon, Ph.D
Pages
272 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
153 x 234 mm
Pub date
Aug 2018
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Ron Mallon explores how thinking and talking about kinds of person can bring those kinds into being. He considers what normative implications this social constructionism has for our understanding of our practices of representing human kinds, like race, gender, and sexual orientation, and for our own agency.

Index: 

List of Figures
Introduction

Part I. Constructing Human Kinds
1. Constructing and Constraining Representations: Was Race Thinking Invented the Modern West?
2. Constructing Categories: Concepts, Actions, and Social Roles
3. Social Roles that Matter
4. Representation and Moral Hazard
5. Performance, Self-Eplanation, and Agency

Part II. Realizing Social Construction
6. Social Construction and Reality
7. Achieving Stability
8. Achieving Reference

Part III. Conclusion
9. Alternatives and Implications

Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index of Names
Index of Subjects

About the author: 

Ron Mallon (Ph.D. Rutgers) is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the PNP Program at Washington University in St. Louis. His work is at the intersection of the philosophy of psychology and social theory.

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