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How Stereotypes Deceive Us

Katherine Puddifoot


Stereotypes sometimes lead us to make poor judgements of other people, but they also have the potential to facilitate quick, efficient, and accurate judgements. How can we discern whether any individual act of stereotyping will have the positive or negative effect? How Stereotypes Deceive Us addresses this question. It identifies various factors that determine whether or not the application of a stereotype to an individual in a specific context will facilitate or impede correct judgements and perceptions of the individual. It challenges the thought that stereotyping only and always impedes cor ... More

Keywords: stereotypes, stereotyping, epistemology, ethics, judgement, medical decision-making, mental health, epistemic innocence, dispositions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780192845559
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780192845559.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katherine Puddifoot, author
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Durham