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  1. Oct 2019
    1. “I”, “me”, and “my”

      English terms for self

    2. and increasingly so since the seventeenth century

      focus on self-consciousness increased since 17th century

    3. for the related Hegelian view that various forms of self-consciousness depend on intersubjective recognition

      intersubjective recognition and self-consciousness

  2. Sep 2019
    1. Hegel came to be one of the main targets of attack by the founders of the emerging “analytic” movement, Bertrand Russell and G.E. Moore. For Russell, the revolutionary innovations in logic starting in the last decades of the nineteenth century had destroyed Hegel’s metaphysics by overturning the Aristotelian logic on which, so Russell claimed, it was based, and in line with this dismissal, Hegel came to be seen within the analytic movement as an historical figure of little genuine philosophical interest.

      Interesting. History of Hegel and analytic philosophy

    2. By the close of the twentieth century, even within core logico-metaphysical areas of analytic philosophy, a number of individuals such as Robert Brandom and John McDowell had started to take Hegel seriously as a significant modern philosopher, although generally within analytic circles a favorable reassessment of Hegel has still a long way to g

      Interesting. Modern uptake of Hegel in analytic philosophy. Look into Robert Brandom and John McDowell

    1. That is, women as a group are assumed to share some characteristic feature, experience, common condition or criterion that defines their gender and the possession of which makes some individuals women

      Problem with gender, women have such different experiences

    1. scientific controversy heated over whether transsexuality was a psychological or physical condition

      Debate over whether being trans was a physical or mental disorder

    2. The newer DSM-V replaces the diagnostic category Gender Identity Disorder with Gender Dysphoria in an effort to lessen stigmatization.

      Example of trans being treated as s mental disorder

    3. In this entry, trans will be used as a place-holder for the possibly productive political tensions discussed above (transsexual vs. transgender, trans* vs. transgender). Since many forms of transphobia involve categorizing individuals contrary to their own sense of self, caution is required in applying terms to individuals who may not self-identify with them. In light of this, the use of trans should not be understood to impute an identity or a shared political vision. Rather, it is a functional term restricted to this entry alone, and is not intended to invoke a shared category among diverse individuals The expressions trans women and trans men will be used to refer to MTFs and FTMs who self-identify as women and men respectively (where trans functions as a context-restricted placeholder for the aforementioned political tensions.

      Interesting example of how to introduce the term trans in a respectful way

    4. Since around 2010, the term trans* has been used in place of transgender and trans in order to provide for more possibilities.

      Trans has become common instead of transgender or transsexual. I could use trans in my essay to avoid getting into specific definitions

    5. It may also be used to indicate people who self-identify and live as the sex “opposite” to the one assigned to them at birth.

      However, the definition of transsexual can accommodate people who have not/perhaps will not transition physically

    6. Transsexual is often used to refer to individuals who use hormonal and/or surgical technologies to alter their bodies to conform to their gendered sense of self in ways that may be construed as at odds with the sex assigned at birth or in ways that may not be readily intelligible in terms of traditional conceptions of sexed bodies.

      Definition of transsexual is very much based on the transition

    7. The term transgender is also sometimes used as an equivalent to transgenderist, to refer to folk who live full-time in the role other than the one assigned to them at birth but who do not see themselves as transsexual

      Transgender and transsexual have different meanings

    1. On my view, then, disagreements over who counts as a woman are simply not to be settled by appeal to the facts of language. They are to be settled by appeal to moral and political principles.

      I have a similar issue with when to use the biological sex and when to use social gender. It might not be able to be settle with facts of language sometimes but by appeal to moral and political principles.

    2. That case study is the evolution of my own thinking about sex/gender terms like(p.196)“woman” and “man.”

      This is an exploration of her thinking, not necessarily that she is defending this idea

    3. Politically significant terms matter to people's lives— and it's worth spending at least some of our energy thinking about things that matter in this way.

      I definitely agree with this point. I'm not disagreeing with the purpose of the essay, but I do disagree with the specific examples she is giving throughout

    4. Some have argued that feminism can and should do without the conceptwoman, some argued that we can go on using the conceptwomanand the term “woman” even if we cannot explain them, some have suggested analyses as a family resemblance concept,

      Potential solutions to the crisis of woman not picking out the social construct

  3. Aug 2019
    1. that biology is not destiny: the sex we’re born with needn’t determine the sort of life we live.

      Perhaps traditional feminist philosophy could help with my notion of gender for more modern debates. Biology is not destiny could apply to transgender debates

    2. This pressure has come in part from the recognition that there are huge and important differences between(p.197)women from different classes, races, nationalities, religions, and so on.

      Issue for my idea of gender. How can gender fit together all these people, especially if you include individuals who have not always been treated by society in a way that aligns with their gender (treated as a man when in fact they are a woman)