PSA2016: The 25th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association

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Games, Evolution, and Intersectionality

A characteristic claim of intersectionality theory is that the effects of intersectional oppression are not additive: the consequences of occupying multiple demographic categories is not what one would predict had one studied the effect of occupying each demographic category separately and naively tried to amalgamate the results of these separate investigations. In this paper we will explore the evolution of social norms that might create such non-additive disadvantage, concentrating on social norms that relate to bargaining over shared resources. Our results suggest that there are multiple ways such disadvantage may arise.

Author Information:

Liam Kofi Bright    

Justin P. Bruner    

Cailin O'Connor    


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