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Maren Behrensen
Linkoping University
  1. Born That Way? The Metaphysics of Queer Liberation.Maren Behrensen - 2013 - APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues 12 (2):2-7.
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    Sick and Tired: Depression in the Margins of Academic Philosophy.Maren Behrensen & Sofia Kaliarnta - 2017 - Topoi 36 (2):355-364.
    This paper is a reflection on Peter Railton’s keynote speech at the Central APA in February 2015, especially on his disclosure of his struggle with clinical depression. Without attempting to deny the significance of Prof. Railton’s outing, we want to draw attention here to something that did not prominently figure in his speech: structural features of the philosophical profession that make people sick. In particular, we focus on the “ideology of smartness” in philosophy and how it creates a pathological double-bind (...)
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    In the Halfway House of Ill Repute: Gender Verification under a Different Name, Still No Contribution to Fair Play.Maren Behrensen - 2013 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 7 (4):450-466.
  4. Intersex Athletes: Do We Need A Gender Police In Professional Sports?Maren Behrensen - 2010 - IWM Junior Visiting Fellows' Conferences XXIX.
    Based on the case of Caster Semenya, I argue in this paper that the practice of Gender Verification Testing (GVT) in professional sports is unethical and pointless. The presumed benefit of GVT—ensuring fair competition for female athletes—is virtually nonexistent compared to its potential harms, in particular the exposure of individual athletes to a largely interphobic public. GVTs constitute a serious incursion on the athlete’s dignity, autonomy, and privacy; an incursion that cannot be justified by the appeal to fairness. My argument (...)
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  5. Margins within the Marginal: Bi-invisibility and Intersexual Passing.Maren Behrensen & Samantha Brennan - 2012 - In Dennis Cooley & Kelby Harrison (eds.), Passing/Out: Queer Identities Veiled and Revealed. Ashgate.
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    Identity as Convention: Biometric Passports and the Promise of Security.Maren Behrensen - 2014 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 12 (1):44-59.
    Purpose – The paper is a conceptual investigation of the metaphysics of personal identity and the ethics of biometric passports. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach – Philosophical argument, discussing both the metaphysical and the social ethics/computer ethics literature on personal identity and biometry. Findings – The author argues for three central claims in this paper: passport are not simply representations of personal identity, they help constitute personal identity. Personal identity is not a metaphysical fact, but a set (...)
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    The State and the Self: Identity and Identities.Maren Behrensen - 2017 - Rowman & Littlefield International.
    What makes a person the same person over time? This book provides an ‘externalist’ metaphysical account of personal identity and its ethical implications.
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    Review of "A Philosophy for Europe – From the Outside". [REVIEW]Maren Behrensen - 2019 - Essays in Philosophy 20 (2):251-256.
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