Are generics especially pernicious?

Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 66 (9):1689-1706 (2023)
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Against recent work by Haslanger and Leslie, I argue that we do not yet have good reason to think that we should single out generics about social groups out as peculiarly destructive, or that we should strive to eradicate them from our usage. Indeed, I suggest they continue to serve a very valuable purpose and we should not rush to condemn them.



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