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Gender Essentialism: Identity or Classification?

  • 2/27/2012 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Kanbar Hall, Room 107
  • Event Type: Lecture

Gender Essentialism: Identity or Classification?

There is a long-standing feminist debate between gender essentialists and anti-essentialists. However, it is often unclear what notion of essentialism undergirds these debates. In this talk, Charlotte Witt outlines a concept of essentialism deriving from Aristotle, and she argues that this account survives standard feminist criticism while also providing a useful model for expressing the centrality of gender in the lived experience of women.

Please join us for this lecture with Charlotte Witt, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, University of New Hampshire.

Monday, February 27, 2012
4:00 pm
Kanbar 107

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Gender and Women's Studies Program