Philosophy Now Lecture
Amanda Hicks, Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida College of Medicine presents "Sexual orientation and gender identity as scientific concepts in medical research." Trinity Hall. Thursday, April 5th 7:00 PM.
How do scientific communities determine what counts as an object of research? Amanda Hicks will address how epistemology, ontology, and the sensibility of particular communities help us answer this question. She will look specifically at the shift in medical communities from documenting information about sexual orientation and gender identity only as pathologies to recording such information as routine demographic data. Her talk will show how conceptual analysis can help us understand the roles sexual orientation and gender identity play in contemporary medical research.