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Putting Races on the Ontological Map A close look at Spencer’s ‘new biologism’ of race

Winsberg, Eric (2022) Putting Races on the Ontological Map A close look at Spencer’s ‘new biologism’ of race. [Preprint]

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Abstract

In a large and impressive body of published work, Quayshawn Spencer has meticulously articulated and defended a metaphysical project aimed at resuscitating a biological conception of race—one free from many of the pitfalls of biological essentialism. If successful, such a project would be highly rewarding, since it would provide a compelling response to philosophers who have denied the genuine existence of race while avoiding the very dangers that they sought to avoid. The aim of this paper is to subject
those moves to careful scrutiny and thereby appraise the prospects for a new biologism about race.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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Winsberg, Ericeric.winsberg@gmail.com
Keywords: race, biology, spencer, realism
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Dr Eric Winsberg
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2022 02:56
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2022 02:56
Item ID: 21078
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 19 August 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21078

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