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Modeling Minimal Conditions for Inequity

O'Connor, Cailin (2017) Modeling Minimal Conditions for Inequity. UNSPECIFIED.

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This paper describes a class of idealized models that illuminate minimal conditions for inequity. Some such models will track the actual causal factors that generate real world inequity. Others may not. Whether or not these models do track these real-world factors is irrelevant to the epistemic role they play in showing that minimal commonplace factors are enough to generate inequity. In such cases, it is the fact that the model does not fit the world that makes it a particularly powerful
argumentative tool. As I will argue, this epistemic role is a particularly important one when it comes to modeling inequity, because such models are often also aimed at interventions to stop it. Given this, it is crucial to know if we intervene on the current causes of inequity, what other, common social factors might continue to contribute to it.


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O'Connor, Cailincailino@uci.edu
Keywords: model, inequity, philosophy of modeling, bargaining, schelling
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Feminist Approaches
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Sociology
Depositing User: Dr. Cailin O'Connor
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 02:05
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 02:05
Item ID: 13473
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Feminist Approaches
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Sociology
Date: 21 September 2017
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/13473

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