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    Maren Behrensen & Sofia Kaliarnta (forthcoming). Sick and Tired: Depression in the Margins of Academic Philosophy. Topoi:1-10.
    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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  2. Maren Behrensen (2010). Intersex Athletes: Do We Need A Gender Police In Professional Sports? 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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  3. Maren Behrensen (2013). Born That Way? The Metaphysics of Queer Liberation. APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues 12 (2):2-7.
  4. Maren Behrensen & Samantha Brennan (2012). Margins Within the Marginal: Bi-Invisibility and Intersexual Passing. In Dennis Cooley & Kelby Harrison (eds.), Passing/Out: Queer Identities Veiled and Revealed. Ashgate
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    Maren Behrensen (2014). Identity as Convention: Biometric Passports and the Promise of Security. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 12 (1):44-59.
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    Maren Behrensen (2013). In the Halfway House of Ill Repute: Gender Verification Under a Different Name, Still No Contribution to Fair Play. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 7 (4):450-466.
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  7. Maren Behrensen (2017). The State and the Self: Identity and Identities. Rowman & Littlefield International.
    What makes a person the same person over time? This book provide an ‘externalist’ metaphysical account of personal identity and its ethical implications.
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