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Rethinking race : the case for deflationary realism

Author: Michael O Hardimon
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Because science has shown that racial essentialism is false, and because the idea of race has proved virulent, many people believe we should eliminate the word and concept entirely. Michael O. Hardimon criticizes this line of thinking, arguing that we must recognize the real ways in which race exists in order to revise our understanding of its significance. Pernicious, traditional racialism maintains that people can  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael O Hardimon
ISBN: 9780674975668 0674975669
OCLC Number: 959875236
Description: 226 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The racialist concept of race --
The minimalist concept of race --
Do minimalist races exist? --
Is minimalist race biologically real? --
The populationist concept of race --
Do populationist races exist? is populationist race biologically real? --
The concept of socialrace --
Health, race, medicine.
Responsibility: Michael O. Hardimon.

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Because science has shown that racial essentialism is false, and because the idea of race has proved virulent, many people believe we should eliminate the word and concept entirely. Michael Hardimon  Read more...
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For two decades, Michael Hardimon has been thinking hard about concepts of race, articulating parts of a new and illuminating approach to the vexed questions that surround them. This book provides a Read more...

 
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