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What follows is pure exegesis. 1. The notion of subject In the first part of the quote, she basically shifts the notion of "subject". Subject in that context is not used as in "individual" or "subjective" here, but as in "being an individual subject to norms and structures of power": First, a subject is a person ...


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I don't know the reasons of proposing you that read, but I've found this topic in a casual conversation, also related to the construction of knowledge by white people. I found the subject highly provocative to reflection, so I rephrase a bit the conversation: Contemporary science, mainly on the quantum physics field, show that some physical facts can be ...


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Cultural conflict is sometimes unavoidable First of all, we must understand that certain views, when they became widespread and popular enough to form a culture, are not a private thing. Culture by its very definition tends to shape society and in broader sense the world. Culture is not just a worldview, it is also ideal what world should be, plus practical ...


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There seems to be a consideration that gender is just a derivative of a set of hormones, to be controlled, manipulated, done and undone hormonally and with surgery, thereby disregarding the underlying truth that gender is determined by the chromosomes, leaving what distils down to personal whim as the decider. It is a separate philosophical question to ask ...


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Identity is always subjective. You are not you except to the extent that you experience you-ness. Societies try to find objective means of guaranteeing identity — they will keep records, issue identity cards, check signatures and fingerprints and DNA — but the fact that your identity card says (e.g.) "John Smith" with a thumbprint that's on file in some ...


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