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Monday, 3 February 2020
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19:00 Category: LSS/joint public event - Secular Hall[19:30] Greg Scorzo "Art of Thinking" discussion series (non-LSS)
'The Art of Thinking' discussion series introduced by Greg Scorzo and supported by Leicester Secular Society A series of 6 stand alone informal sessions on contemporary cultural issues during the first quarter of 2020 – come to as many as you like. Charge is £3 per session Greg is a professional philosopher. He is editor, co-director, and head writer for 'Culture on the offensive', an online magazine. He introduces each session with a brief talk followed by discussion and debate by group members. MONDAY 13 January - The Art of Thinking about Morality MONDAY 20 January - The Art of Thinking about Free Will MONDAY 3 February 7.30pm The Art of Thinking about Gender We live in a moment where gender is highly politicised in different ways. On the one hand, gender is often described in feminist political activism as a reactionary set of stereotypes about men and women. One the other hand, transgender activism seems to rely on gender, so that the person suffering from gender dysphoria can transition from one gender to another. The common assumption is that both perspectives on gender are mutually compatible forms of progressive activism. Yet there are significant differences in how each camp define gender. For feminists, gender is a social construction. For transgender activists, gender is a feeling. The problem here is that if gender is a feeling, the nature of a person’s gender is entirely up to them. However, if the person’s reasons for feeling that they are a certain gender involve negative gender stereotypes, one can’t question either their decision or the stereotypes motivating it. On the other hand, if gender is a reactionary set of stereotypes, gender can't be used as a reason to change one’s own gender. But then, how can one change one's gender at all? And if gender is a reactionary set of stereotypes, does it even make sense to say someone was born in the wrong body? MONDAY 10 February - The Art of Thinking about Democracy THURSDAY 27 February - The Art of Thinking about Extremism THURSDAY 26 March - The Art of Thinking about Poverty

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