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Lived Gender and Identity lecture

December 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Part of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Public Lectures at Anglia Ruskin University on ‘The Philosophy of Identity’.

SPEAKERS: Professor Daniele Moyal-Sharrock & Professor Constantine Sandis

“According to essentialists such as Germaine Greer, gender identity is a question of biology; according to social constructivists like Judith Butler, it is a matter of performance. Julia Serano has argued that gender identity incorporates both ‘intrinsic’ biological and ‘extrinsic’ social factors. In this talk, we consider these views and alternatively propose an enactivist view of gender — which we call lived gender — whereby living life as a woman (or man), and presenting and acting (not performing) accordingly, can be sufficient to qualify as a woman (or man). We explain and defend our position with some help and inspiration from Wittgenstein’s approach to concepts and their relation to forms of life.”


Free but ticketed event, all welcome. Reserve free tickets here.

Located in LAB 003 of the Lord Ashcroft building. Accessibility: wheelchair accessible, with padded seating, and parking spaces.


December 5, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Lord Ashcroft Building
Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 1PT United Kingdom
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