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Categories We Live ByThe Construction of Sex, Gender, Race, and Other Social Categories$
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Ásta

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190256791

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190256791.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Social Categories

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(p.1) Introduction
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(p.iii) Categories We Live By
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Ásta

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190256791.003.0001

The author introduces the project and methodology of the book, which is to give a metaphysics of social categories from a feminist analytic metaphysics perspective. To engage in such a project is to address the question what a social category is and how it is created and sustained. The author discusses her strategy in giving a metaphysics of social categories and explains what it is to do so as a feminist. The author’s strategy in giving a metaphysics of social categories is to give a theory of the social properties of individuals that define the categories. To engage in such a project as a feminist is to take oneself to be accountable in one’s theorizing to feminists and their allies engaged in other liberatory projects.

Keywords:   social category, methodology, feminist metaphysics, being accountable, social property

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