Discussion Post: 'Canadian high school defends transgender teacher who wore enormous prosthetic breasts underneath tight T-shirt to class'.
What is your best response to Peter Boghossian's tweet on this news story?
This story has caused a lot of chatter online. In response, my friend Peter Boghossian put his best philosopher hat on and posed the below challenge on Twitter:
‘Most people have strong moral impulses about whether this individual should be allowed to teach their children in a public school, but very few can construct a good argument why or why not. It’s more difficult thank you think. Try it.’
This feels very much like an appeal to the ‘living truth’ principle of John Stuart Mill. How can we know what we think we know if we cannot make an argument for it?
Well? What are your best responses to this? Make your case in the comments. I’ll tweet out some of the best ones. Go!