James R. Beebe
University at Buffalo, SUNY
The Folk Conception of Weakness of Will
The University of Sheffield
Generics, Implicit Communication and Political Manipulation
Sally Haslanger has recently argued that generic utterances play a special role in transmitting racist, sexist and other oppressive ideologies. I argue against some of her specific claims and suggest that the use of generics she discusses needs to be situated in the broader context of implicit political communication, a greatly under-explored topic in philosophy.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.