Race: Biological Reality or Social Construct?

  title={Race: Biological Reality or Social Construct?},
  author={Robin O. Andreasen},
  journal={Philosophy of Science},
  pages={S653 - S666}
Race was once thought to be a real biological kind. Today the dominant view is that objective biological races don't exist. I challenge the trend to reject the biological reality of race by arguing that cladism (a school of classification that individuates taxa by appeal to common ancestry) provides a new way to define race biologically. I also reconcile the proposed biological conception with constructivist theories about race. Most constructivists assume that biological realism and social… 

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