Faculty Research Fellows Lunch with Ray Briggs
February 20, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
589 CAPISTRANO WAY
STANFORD, CA 94305
Clayman Faculty Affiliates are welcome to attend the lunch seminars. All current Stanford academics are eligible to become Clayman Institute Faculty Affiliates. Please RSVP to Wendy Skidmore (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to attend.
Ray Briggs: "All The Feels"
We argue that the concept of gender identity is overloaded in a way that enables medical gatekeeping and transphobic rhetoric, and obstructs self-discovery for trans people. The overloading of this concept constitutes a hermeneutical injustice: the phenomenon that occurs, in Miranda Fricker's words, "when a gap in collective interpretive resources puts someone at an unfair disadvantage when it comes to making sense of their social experiences." We propose a replacement concept, gender feels, which we argue has the potential to paint a more just and accurate picture of trans experience.
Ray Briggs is Professor of Philosophy.