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24.892 Classification, Natural Kinds, and Conceptual Change: Race as a Case Study | Linguistics and Philosophy

24.892 Classification, Natural Kinds, and Conceptual Change: Race as a Case Study | Linguistics and Philosophy

This course will consider the claim that there is no such thing as race, with a particular emphasis on the question whether races should be thought of as natural kinds: is our concept of race a natural kind concept? Is the term 'race' a natural kind term? If so, is Appiah right to conclude that there are no races? How should one go about "analyzing" the concept of race?

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