What is gender identity? Another great piece from MIT philosopher Alex Byrne
Miley Cyrus and David Hume
A quiet suggestion for the cisgender academic: don't write things like this. In the first instance you're just being shitty to transgender people, in the second, this is not a topic where armchair speculation is a useful method.
By : "A productive & virtuous life with love, friendship, and an appreciation of truth and beauty is authenticity enough. And that can be accomplished whether one lives in a social manner characteristic of one’s own sex, the other sex, or neither."
Another thoughtful piece on a complex and volatile issue by . Check it out.
Only read briefly b/c I'm procrastinating, but this is a good primer on the circularity/incoherence problems w/"gender identity" is it's often presently defined. Luckily gender dysphoria is clearly defined and all you need for most rights arguments.
'philosophy is world-wisdom; its problem is the world' Schopenhauer
MIT philosopher makes valiant effort to untangle the rat's nest of "gender identity." Definitely worth a read.
Thoughtful piece from on the murky issue of what "gender identity" is.
OK so I'm skeptical of certain aspects of gender identity as a concept (NOT OF TRANS *PEOPLE* OR *DYSPHORIA* THE WHOLE POINT IS PEOPLE CONFLATE HERE), as expressed here/elsewhere. But what's a good, accessible philosophical *defense* of gender ID?
What the hell is this guy talking about?
MIT's tackles one of the most important topics of our time: gender identity.