Lawrence A. Hirschfeld
Books by this Author
Cognition, Culture, and the Child's Construction of Human Kinds
In Race in the Making, Hirschfeld argues that knowledge of race is not derived from observations of physical difference, nor does it develop in the same way as knowledge of other social categories. Instead, his central claim is that racial thinking is the product of a special-purpose cognitive competence for understanding and representing human kinds. He also challenges the conventional wisdom...