Realism, Antirealism, and Conventionalism about Race

Philosophy of Science
1.32
Volume: 81, Issue: 5, Pages: 1039 - 1052
Published: 25 Nov, 2014

Abstract
This paper distinguishes three concepts of “race”: bio-genomic cluster/race, biological race, and social race. We map out realism, antirealism, and conventionalism about each of these, in three important historical episodes: Frank Livingstone and Theodosius Dobzhansky in 1962, A. W. F. Edwards’s 2003 response to Lewontin’s 1972 paper, and contemporary discourse. Semantics is especially crucial to the first episode, while normativity is central...

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Realism, Antirealism, and Conventionalism about Race
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Nov 25, 2014
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81
Issue
5
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1039 - 1052
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