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“You’ve Changed”: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity

By Laurie J. Shrage, 2009

‘You’ve Changed’ is a thoughtful and engaging collection of eleven philosophical essays on sex reassignment, from a range of scholars with varying points of view…. The writing is interesting and lively, and there is a well-organized and insightful introduction by the editor, Laurie Shrage. Naturally, this book will be of interest to those working in gender and sexuality studies, queer studies, feminist philosophy, and science studies. But it should also be of interest to those interested in the epistemological, metaphysical, and moral aspects of personal identity. The theorizing here offers a set of reflections on identity from a new and important perspective, and several authors argue that ethics, politics and values are essential to understanding identity. This claim is worth considering from a broader perspective than just sex and gender.

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