Discussion Notes/Debate IX 3

Discussion Notes/Debate IX 3

NO EPISTEMIC TROUBLE FOR ENGINEERING ‘WOMAN:’ RESPONSE TO SIMION (pages 335-341)

Robin McKENNA ABSTRACT: In a recent article in this journal, Mona Simion argues that Sally Haslanger’s “engineering” approach to gender concepts such as ‘woman’ faces an epistemic objection. The primary function of all concepts—gender concepts included—is to represent the world, but Haslanger’s engineering account of ‘woman’ fails to adequately represent the world because, by her own admission, it doesn’t include all ... Read More »

SOSA’S SAFETY NEEDS SUPPLEMENTING, NOT SAVING: A REPLY TO COMESAÑA AND MCBRIDE (pages 343-351)

John N. WILLIAMS ABSTRACT: Juan Comesaña argues that Halloween Party shows that Sosa’s (2002) disjunctive safety condition on knowledge is too strong. Mark McBride agrees, and proposes a modification to that condition in order to evade Halloween Party. I show that that Halloween Party is not a counterexample to Sosa’s disjunctive safety condition. However the condition, as well as McBride’s modification ... Read More »

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