Summary

During this summer, I set out to write my first article on feminist philosophy. Specifically, I aimed to illuminate Judith Butler’s metaphysics of gender and sex through a revision and extension of Ásta’s analogy to Immanuel’s Kant’s transcendentalism. In addition to learning about feminist philosophy, I learned how to write a proper philosophy article thanks to Dr. Aaron Griffith. 

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Revised Abstract

Dr. Griffith and I FaceTimed for the final time this morning. Although I am sad about this part of the project coming to close, I am excited for what is in store.

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Emailing Ásta

Today, I emailed Ásta. She wrote “The Metaphysics of Sex and Gender,” which is one of the main focuses of my work this summer. My advisor, Dr. Griffith, recommended that I reach out to her. In my email, I thanked Ásta and asked for any advice she may have. I let her know my article’s title, “A Case for Intersectional Feminist Metaphysics: What We Can Learn from Judith Butler and Immanuel Kant,” and let her know that I plan to send her the final draft. 

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Women/Womxn/Womyn/Wimmin/Wommin

In the course of my research on gender and sex, I have run into heated arguments about not only the use of pronouns but also gendered nouns (i.e. woman, man)– as expected.

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Updates

Over the past week, I condensed my notes from Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble and Bodies That Matter. Then, I extracted the quotes necessary to help with my description of her metaphysical framework.

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