XVIII Symposium of the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPH) 2020: Defining the Future-Rethinking the Past. Call for papers

XVIII Symposium of the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPH) 2020:

Defining the Future-Rethinking the Past. Call for papers

Padeborn University, Germany, July 19-22, 2020.

Dead line: 29th February.

For more than 40 years, IAPh has encouraged and promoted women’s research in philosophy. We are a global network for all women who work in philosophy. IAPh covers all philosophical disciplines, feminist philosophy as well as the history of women philosophers. The slogan of our 2020 conference encourages contributions on philosophy of economics and technology and seeks to assemble the ideas of women philosophers on the most challenging questions of our future.

Main themes of IAPh 2020 are philosophy of economics, technology, ecology, and the history of philosophy.

We also welcome submissions on the following sub-disciplines: Analytical Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind; Ontology; Metaphysics; Phenomenology; Logic and Philosophy of Science; Value Theory; Ethics and Aesthetics; Social and Political Philosophy; Philosophy of Religion.

Moreover, IAPh 2020 also invites submissions for the following workshops:

1.    Workshop on “Women Philosophers’ Presentation in the Digital World” At IAPh 2020, we want to increase the digital presence of women philosophers by encouraging the development of projects which pursue the same aim. This workshop will take place over the whole duration of IAPh 2020 as a special event of our project “Defining the future, rethinking the past”.

2.    Workshop in German: Die IAPh – Ihre Anfänge: The aim of this workshop is no review the history of IAPh: what did it achieve, and how can we tackle the remaining obstacles women philosophers still face?

3.    German Idealism and Feminist Philosophy: In this workshop we want to explore the various interrelations between German Idealism and feminist philosophy by dwelling on key concepts like equality, autonomy, the subject, nature, and consciousness, as well as, e.g. the dialectics of master and slave. In addition, gender and sexuality were central issues of German Idealists, and many of them reflected intensively on topics such as love, marriage, the family, and the political status of women. How and to what extent can their ideas made fecund for today’s gender issues?

In our main sections, possible topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

 Philosophy of Economics:

  • Micro/Macro Economics
  • Feminist Economics
  • Economic Justice
  • Economic Methodology

 Environmental Philosophy

  • Food Ethics
  • Animal Ethics
  • Climate Ethics/Economics
  • Ecofeminism

Philosophy of Technology

  • Algorithms and Digitization
  • Surveillance and Responsibility
  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • New Work/Future Directions
  • Feminist Philosophy of Technology

History of Philosophy

  • Feminist Historiographic Methodology
  • History of Women Philosophers: Western & Non-Western Traditions

We also encourage applications for workshops and round tables.

If you would like to give a paper/workshop/round table at IAPh 2020, pleas submit an abstract of 500 words (max.) per participant plus title page with autho details and the section to which you submit your abstract (e.g., section 3 b) and a short CV to iaph2020@lists.uni-paderborn.de

Ø    Conference dates: July 19-22, 2020

Ø    Conference venue: Paderborn University, Paderborn, Germany

Ø    Deadline for all submissions: February 29, 2020

Ø    Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2020

Ø    Conference fees: to be announced

IAPh Board 2018-2020: Cristina Sanchez, Madrid ES; Mary Ellen Waithe, Cleveland/Washington US; Xiao Wei, Beijing CH; Karen Green, Melbourne AUS; Kim Hei-sook, Seoul KR; Christina Schües, Lübeck GER; Cintia Martinez Velasco, Mexico City MX; Martina Reuter, Jyvaskyla FN; Ruth Hagengruber, Paderborn GER.

IAPH 2020 Organizers: Ruth Hagengruber, Janelle Pötzsch and Jessica Harmening, Paderborn University, Philosophy.

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