Essential vs. Accidental Properties

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Passions and Projections: Themes from the Philosophy of Simon Blackburn

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By any common definition, Trump’s statements and policies are racist. Yet we are researchers on implicit bias—largely unconscious, mostly automatic social biases that can affect people’s behavior
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Propositions

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<strong>Everybody loves diversity</strong>. Nobody opposes it, especially on college campuses. But the link between demographic and intellectual diversity is, at best, tenuous

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&ldquo;The food of the true revolutionary is the <strong>red pepper</strong>,&rdquo; declared Mao, who liked his meals spicy. Turns out, he may have been on to something

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assions and Projections: Themes from the Philosophy of Simon Blackburn

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