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Unformatted text preview: social norms or what is good o Vector 2 = those who push against the power of vector 1 Those who resist the scripting of their identities so that it changes society over time • Hacking’s Dynamic Nominalism o Realist Naming comes from nature It matters socially that women birth children and not men It is a natural distinction Organic distinction This idea is bad/wrong • Homosexuality isn’t an identity till the 1800’s • But people were having homosexual sex for centuries o Nominalist Attach meaning to differences Once you name it is fixed, it is static Resistant to change o Dynamic Nominalist Working back and forth between established social norms and pressure to redefine social norms Understands that naming is an ongoing process Names may not change, but meaning will change...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course DOC 1 taught by Professor Gilson during the Fall '07 term at UCSD.
- Fall '07