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  1. Unsexing Subjects: Marie de Gournay on the Ontology of "Sex".Eloy LaBrada - forthcoming - In Claudia Brodsky & Eloy LaBrada (eds.), Inventing Agency. Bloomsbury Academic.
    This chapter analyzes the early modern French skeptical philosopher Marie de Gournay (1565-1645), who makes the provocative claim that sex is not essential to being human and that, furthermore, sex is not a pregiven, natural fact but socially constituted all the way down. Gournay provides some of the first nurture over nature arguments about “sex,” which for her means something like the presumed differences between men and women, arguing that sex differences do not exist. Drawing from analytic social and feminist (...)
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