What a Loaded Generalization: Generics and Social Cognition

Philosophy Compass 10 (9):625-635 (2015)
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This paper explores the role of generics in social cognition. First, we explore the nature and effects of the most common form of generics about social kinds. Second, we discuss the nature and effects of a less common but equally important form of generics about social kinds. Finally, we consider the implications of this discussion for how we ought to use language about the social world
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