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Faculty Research Fellows Lunch with Ray Briggs

photo of Ray Briggs
February 20, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
CLAYMAN INSTITUTE
589 CAPISTRANO WAY
STANFORD, CA 94305
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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 (wskid@stanford.edu) 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.

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