How can a word be bad?
Reivew of David Sosa, ed., Bad Words: Philosophical Perspectives on Slurs
Heather Stewart ~ RP 2.04 (Spring 2019), pp. 107–109 ~ Review
David Sosa (ed.) Bad Words: Philosophical Perspectives on Slurs (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018). 256pp., $60 hb., 978 01 98758 655. ‘Slurs’ – understood here to be particular words designed by convention to derogate targeted individuals or groups – are a puzzling category of speech, which raise a variety of philosophical questions pertaining to their […]