Sophie Grace Chappell
Professor of Philosophy, Open University

Sophie Grace Chappell is professor of philosophy at the Open University, Milton Keynes, England. Under her previous name Timothy Chappell she is the author of Ethics and Experience (Acumen 2011) and Knowing What to Do: Imagination, Virtue, and Platonism in Ethics (OUP 2014). Her most recent book is the edited collection Intuition, Theory, and Anti-Theory in Ethics (OUP 2015). She is currently a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellow, working on a book on Epiphanies. She lives in Scotland, where besides doing philosophy, she writes poems and puts up new winter-climbing routes such as Silver Threads among the Gold (Glen Clova, IV,4) and Moulin Rouge (Ben Nevis, VI,6).

Written by Sophie Grace Chappell

Illustration by Gerda Wegener (1886-1940) for the newspaper The Sourire (1925) Paris, France. Photo by Fototeca Gilardi/Getty Images

Gender and identity
Transgender: a dialogue

The conversation about trans identities has been riven by bitter divisions. Two philosophers offer radically different perspectives

Sophie-Grace Chappell & Holly Lawford-Smith