CFP: Feminist Epistemology and Philosophical Traditions
Call for papers
Society for Women in Philosophy
Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University London
Feminist Epistemology and Philosophical Traditions
London, Friday 18th-Saturday 19th November 2011
The aim of this conference is to reflect critically on the relation of
feminist epistemology to the various philosophical traditions that
generated it and those that have nourished it intellectually and
challenged it in the past three decades. These traditions include that
of epistemology itself (of course), but also more generally the
analytical philosophical traditions, the continental philosophical
traditions, feminist philosophical traditions, and other
philosophically inflected theoretical traditions, for example
psychoanalytical theory. It is to be hoped that responses to the call
for papers will add to this list.
Questions to be addressed include:
• What, currently, is the relation between feminist epistemology
and the more mainstream traditions of epistemology?
• What influence has feminist epistemology had on the more
mainstream traditions of epistemology, if any?
• Is there any unity to ‘feminist epistemology’ across its
relation to different philosophical traditions (for example the
analytical and the continental traditions)?
• How have other theoretical traditions influenced and
challenged feminist epistemology?
• What is the significance of the mainly Anglo-American
constitution of the field of feminist epistemology?
• ‘What, if anything, remains distinctive about ‘feminist
epistemology’? That is, when is ‘feminist epistemology’ simply
Kirsten Campbell (Goldsmiths, University of London)
‘Feminist Epistemology and Psychoanalytical Theory’
Respondent: Stella Sandford (Kingston University)
Miranda Fricker (Birkbeck College, University of London)
‘Feminist Epistemology as Social Epistemology’
Respondent: Stella Gonzalez Arnal (University of Hull)
Gillian Howie (University of Liverpool)
‘Is There a “Continental” Feminist Epistemology?’
Respondent: Alison Stone (Lancaster University)
Alessandra Tanesini (Cardiff University).
‘From Margin to Centre: Feminist Epistemology as
Socially Responsible Epistemology’
Respondent: Kathleen Lennon (University of Hull)
Submissions for papers for parallel sessions (sessions comprising a
maximum of 3 short – 15–20 minutes – papers each) are invited on any
aspect of feminist epistemology. Graduate students and early career
scholars are particularly encouraged to submit abstracts for the
Please submit abstracts, prepared for anonymous review, of no more
than 500 words to Stella Sandford (S.Sandford@Kingston.ac.uk) by
Friday 24th June 2011. Abstracts will be scrutinised by the Conference
Committee. Decisions will be made by by Friday 22nd July.
Further information: Stella Sandford (S.Sandford@Kingston.ac.uk)
Conference page: http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/activities/item.php?updatenum=1766