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Racial ascriptions influence the stereotypes and attitudes we apply to people, and those stereotypes and attitudes in turn influence racial ascriptions.
In reality, we are dealing here with a double ascription (of identity) because the respective presence can refer simultaneously to a specific group affiliation (inmate, immigrant), the embodiment of a more or less identifiable role, and the possibilities of relationships and modes of entanglement that these ascriptions may allow.
In the face of such extravagant ascriptions of collective responsibility, the fears of the individualist can be addressed by focusing on the notion of moral taint.
Each full catalog entry includes the first line of the text (or as much of it as is known), the number of voices, the form when known or inferable, and an abbreviated reference to the structure of the poem (thus, for example, R 4:8 indicates a rondeau quatrain with eight-syllable lines), composer (or composers in case of multiple attributions), sources for the music alphabetized by siglum, an indication of the number of voices in each source if other than three, which parts have the full text in addition to the discantus, how much of the text is in the manuscript, and the ascription to the composer if the source has an ascription.
17), his sole criterium for establishing the oeuvre of an artist is a signature or a contemporary ascription.
Moreover, the explanation provides an insight into the social functions of knowledge ascriptions as well as a methodological lesson about the relationship between folk epistemology and epistemological theorizing.
This of course makes appropriate ascriptions of knowledge context dependent and ultimately dependent upon our practical interests.
First, Moore seems to think that the more clearly causal an account of action is, the better that account will be able to track and justify the ascriptions of responsibility we make within the criminal law.
Most scholars have assumed that the manuscript ascription for that concerto "Compose par Mrs.
This approach is then applied to examining Wittgenstein's understanding of the epistemic distinction between first- and third-person present-tense ascriptions of mental states and to the philosopher's views on skepticism and science.
Burge also affirms that the tacit assumption concerning the relation between his semantic and epistemic accounts (the latter being the more basic) of the de re / de dicto distinction, in the original essay, was that by studying ascriptions descriptive of propositional attitudes one could gain insight into the nature of these attitudes.