Catherine Malabou/ Michael O’Rourke/ Danielle Sands/ Simon Glendinning
Monday 2 June 2014, 6.30 – 8pm
New Theatre, East Building, LSE
Catherine Malabou, Professor of Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University
Michael O’Rourke, Lecturer, School of Arts and Psychotherapy, Independent Colleges, Dublin
Danielle Sands, Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, Queen Mary University of London and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow
Chair: Simon Glendinning, Associate Professor of European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
What is sexual difference and why does it matter? What is gender? Is there an essence of ‘woman’? In what ways is our understanding of sexual orientation and gender identity informed and challenged by advances in biology? By feminism? By queer theory? Speaking both as a woman and a philosopher, Catherine Malabou guided us through these urgent and perplexing questions.