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Katherine Gasdaglis
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Alex Madva
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
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Appeals to intersectionality serve to remind us that social categories like race and gender cannot be adequately understood independently from each other. But what, exactly, is the intersectional thesis a thesis about? Answers to this question are remarkably diverse. Intersectionality is variously understood as a claim about the nature of social kinds, oppression, or experience ; about the limits of antidiscrimination law or identity politics ; or about the importance of fuzzy sets, multifactor analysis, or causal modeling in social science.
Keywords intersectionality  Social science  Activism  Kant  Feminism  Philosophy of Race  Social justice  Heuristic  Regulative Ideal  Regress  Scientific methodology
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DOI 10.3998/ergo.12405314.0006.044
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