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Queering the Center by Centering the Queer: Reflections on Transsexuals and Secular Jews

Naomi Scheman

in Shifting Ground: Knowledge and Reality, Transgression and Trustworthiness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195395112
eISBN:
9780190267483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195395112.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter deconstructs the privileged subjectivity inherent in social “norms of selfhood,” by decentralizing paradigmatic definitions of sex, gender, race, and religion. Heterosexuality and ... More


Non-Negotiable Demands: Metaphysics, Politics, and the Discourse of Needs

Naomi Scheman

in Shifting Ground: Knowledge and Reality, Transgression and Trustworthiness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195395112
eISBN:
9780190267483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195395112.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter examines the limits of philosophy and why it is not possible to discover every single “truth” of reality given the tension between needs versus demands. Philosophy unfortunately cannot ... More


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