Controversial Ideas 2023, 3(1), 5; doi: 10.35995/jci03010005
1 Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA;
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Received: 7 Oct 2022 / Revised: 3 Apr 2023 / Accepted: 4 Apr 2023 / Published: 28 Apr 2023
In recent years, pronouns have become a white-hot interface between language and social and political issues. “My pronouns are he/they” signals allegiance to one side in the culture wars, as does “My pronouns are whatever.” But there is surprisingly little philosophical work at this interface; this paper aims to chart the main questions and argue for some answers, with the hope of stimulating more research.
Keywords: pronouns; presupposition; sex; gender; transgender
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