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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 »

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