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Generics as instructions

Synthese 199 (5-6):12587-12602 (2021)

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  1. How language shapes our minds: On the relationship between generics, stereotypes and social norms.Leda Berio & Kristina Musholt - forthcoming - Mind and Language.
    In this article, we discuss the role of labels and generics referring to social kinds in mindshaping practices, arguing that they promote generalizations that foster essentialist thinking and carry a normative force. We propose that their cognitive function consists in both contributing to the formation and reinforcement of schemata and scripts for social interaction and in activating these schemata in specific social situations. Moreover, we suggest that failure to meet the expectations engendered by these schemata and scripts leads to the (...)
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