A Perverse Case of the Contingent A Priori

  title={A Perverse Case of the Contingent A Priori},
  author={A. Mercier},
  • A. Mercier
  • Published 1995
  • Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy
  • I present several arguments which together or separately, and among other things, provide what I take to be a definitive argument against the use of so-called sex-neutral masculine language. The main title presents, in elevated language, a simple (perverse) idea --some might say small, and I am happy to agree-that is the essential keystone of masculine language and the essential reason behind its current remise-en-question. The subtitle plays on deep structure to convey the idea that this paper… CONTINUE READING
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