Appiah - Against Race

Appiah - Against Race - Pgs 42-70 The idea of race has been...

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Will Hodgkins Phil 112 SS1 2011 Appiah: Against Race Ideational Theory of Meaning : The meaning of a term is somehow determined by people’s beliefs involving that term. - Criterial beliefs: Beliefs that we have to have in order to understand what the term is. o Water is clear, wet, liquid, we drink it… Referential Theory of Meaning : The meaning of a term is determined by the nature of the stuff out there in the world that explains our talk and beliefs using that term. - The nature of that stuff (water is H2O)
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Unformatted text preview: Pgs 42-70: The idea of race has been used in such a way as to require that there be significant correlations between the biological and the moral, literary, or psychological characters of people, and that these correlations be explained by the intrinsic nature of members of these races. (71)-The idea of that race actually is. Population Morphological groups: Groups defined by their appearance (hair color, skin color, etc…)...
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