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“But Mom, Crop-Tops <i>Are</i> Cute!”

Sally Haslanger

in Resisting Reality

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199892631
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980055 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892631.003.0015
“But Mom, Crop-Tops Are Cute!”

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If social facts are constituted by a kind of social consensus, then those whose beliefs conform to the consensus seem to have knowledge. But how, then, can ideology critique gain an epistemic grip? The chapter developes this puzzle and consider whether recent relativist strategies in philosophy of language provide resources to show how social beliefs can be true relative to a milieu, and yet allow genuine disagreement between milieus.

Keywords: social knowledge; social structure; ideology critique; fashion; relativism. maker's knowledge; schemas; resources; William Sewell; ideology; feminism

Chapter.  9963 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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