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Causal perspectivalism ∗

@inproceedings{Price2005CausalP,
  title={Causal perspectivalism ∗},
  author={Huw Price},
  year={2005}
}
As objects go, foreigners are a pretty respectable bunch. They’re not figments of our collective imagination, or social constructions, or useful fictions. They’re not mind-dependent, and they don’t disappear when we don’t keep an eye on them. Our ‘folk theory’ about foreigners isn’t subject to some global error, and the term ‘foreigner’ certainly manages to refer. Some of our beliefs about foreigners are mistaken, no doubt, but only by failing to accord, case-by-case, with the objective reality… 
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