Critical Common-Sensism, 1900s

Lara Trout

in The Politics of Survival

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780823232956
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235803 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy

Critical Common-Sensism, 1900s

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This chapter discusses the potential application of the Critical Common-Sensism (CCS) in addressing the issue of unintentional discrimination. It suggests that CCS is uniquely suited to address social critical concerns about discriminatory beliefs that can become ingrained within one's background beliefs without her or his awareness because it calls for a critical examination of the common sense beliefs that underwrite human cognition. When ideally applied, CCS is also able to take into account scientific and agapic ideals.

Keywords: Critical Common-Sensism; unintentional discrimination; social criticism; common sense beliefs; agapic ideals

Chapter.  15203 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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