Discrimination is a social phenomenon which seems to be widespread across different societies and cultures. Examples of discrimination concerning race, class, gender, and sexual orientation are not difficult to find in contemporary western societies. In this article, the author focus on the ontological ground of this phenomenon, with particular attention to its diffuse and institutionalised forms. The author defends a broadly speaking reductionist approach, according to which the various manifestations of discrimination are grounded on the existence of the effects of “discriminatory stances” in social contexts. Discrimination may become part of the institutional sphere, either by way of bottom-up “crystallisation” of discriminatory practices, or by top-down “dilution” of institutional defaults into ordinary interactions.
The ontology of discrimination / G. Torrengo. - In: GRAZER PHILOSOPHISCHE STUDIEN. - ISSN 0165-9227. - 98:2(2021 Jun 17), pp. 268-286. [10.1163/18756735-00000134]
|Titolo:||The ontology of discrimination|
|Parole Chiave:||Discrimination; Institutions; Social ontology|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-FIL/05 - Filosofia e Teoria dei Linguaggi|
|Data di pubblicazione:||17-giu-2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/18756735-00000134|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|