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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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Philosophy
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117 words

Prejudice against people with disabilities, which can take many forms. It can take the form of a prejudice against using

ageism

ageism  

Discrimination or prejudice against persons on the basis of their age.
ethnocentrism

ethnocentrism  

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Belief, often unconscious, in the superiority of one's own ethnic group or the universality of one's own culture-bound practices and preferences. In a global economy, such assumptions may be ...
fattism

fattism  

Discrimination against people who are overweight, or the tendency to poke fun at them. The word was coined by the US psychologist Rita (Jackaway) Freedman (born 1940) in her book Bodylove (1988). ...
heterosexism

heterosexism  

Prejudice or discrimination in favour of heterosexuals (1) and against homosexuals (1). It first appeared in a paper given to the National Council of Teachers of English in San Francisco in 1979 by ...
political correctness

political correctness  

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Careful choice of words in spoken and written communications and actions, intended to avoid giving offense to ethnic, racial, cultural, or sexually oriented groups, disabled persons, and other ...
prejudice

prejudice  

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Any attitude held towards a person or group that is not justified by the facts. Prejudice includes negative and positive attitudes towards people solely on the basis of their race, ethnicity, gender, ...
sexism

sexism  

The inability or refusal to recognize the rights, needs, dignity, or value of people of one sex or gender. More widely, the devaluation of various traits of character or intelligence as ‘typical’ of ...
speciesism

speciesism  

The belief in the intrinsic superiority of the human species over all others, often accompanied by an assumption that human beings are therefore justified in exploiting non-human animals for their ...

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