"Microaggressions: A Kantian Account"

In this paper, I offer an explanation of the moral significance of microaggressions, seemingly minor incidents in which someone is demeaned in virtue of an oppressed social identity, often without the full awareness of the perpetrator. I argue for a broadly Kantian account of the wrongs of microaggr...

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Published in:Ethical theory and moral practice
Main Author: O'Dowd, Ornaith
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Springer Science + Business Media B. V [2018]
In:Ethical theory and moral practice
Year: 2018, Volume: 21, Issue: 5, Pages: 1219-1232
Further subjects:B Microaggressions
B Responsibility
B Oppression
B Kant
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Summary:In this paper, I offer an explanation of the moral significance of microaggressions, seemingly minor incidents in which someone is demeaned in virtue of an oppressed social identity, often without the full awareness of the perpetrator. I argue for a broadly Kantian account of the wrongs of microaggressions and the moral responsibilities of various actors with respect to these incidents.
ISSN:1572-8447
Contains:Enthalten in: Ethical theory and moral practice
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/s10677-018-9964-9