What a Loaded Generalization: Generics and Social Cognition

Daniel Wodak, Sarah Jane Leslie, Marjorie Rhodes

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Abstract

This paper explores the role of generics in social cognition. First, we explore the nature and effects of the most common form of generics about social kinds (descriptive generics). Second, we discuss the nature and effects of a less common but equally important form of generics about social kinds (normative generics). Finally, we consider the implications of this discussion for how we ought to use language about the social world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-635
Number of pages11
JournalPhilosophy Compass
Volume10
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

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