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Logical empiricists on race

Bright, Liam Kofi (2017) Logical empiricists on race. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 65. pp. 9-18. ISSN 1369-8486

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.shpsc.2017.07.001

Abstract

The logical empiricists expressed a consistent attitude to racial categorisation in both the ethical and scientific spheres. Their attitude may be captured in the following slogan: human racial taxonomy is an empirically meaningful mode of classifying persons that we should refrain from deploying. I offer an interpretation of their position that would render coherent their remarks on race with positions they adopted on the scientific status of taxonomy in general, together with their potential moral or political motivations for adopting that position.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/studies-in-histo...
Additional Information: © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2017 15:42
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2017 16:04
Projects: SES 1254291
Funders: National Science Foundation
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85339

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