One day, after feeling very discouraged by the sense that my students “didn’t get” why it was worth talking about gender, race, and other social justice issues as we were in my feminist philosophy class, I started with an impromptu mini-lecture on Ugg boots and hermeneutic horizons. As the semester came to an end and I read over their final papers, I quickly realized that the concept of a hermeneutic horizon was one idea that really stuck with my students. I’ve continued to bring it up in my classes when it seems helpful. Which is often. Here’s a video that explains it with respect to thinking, responsibility, and identifying empowering possibilities for change.