Women Philosophers’ Journal

I’ve just learned about this.

For its first Issue, the Journal is taking the bull by the horns: it questions its very conditions of possibility. What happens – philosophically and politically speaking – when one attempts to craft a Women Philosophers’ Journal? Apparently nothing that challenging: the subject matter is philosophy and the authors are women from all over the world. It is very simple indeed, and yet so complex that the theme of this first Issue should be ‘Squaring the circle’.

For the International Network of Women Philosophers lays on the presumption that the universal needs to be complicated, questioned and worked upon, its Journal should be able to offer truly inclusive platform to all women philosophers in the world as well as to allow differentiated questionings.

Anyone out there know more?

3 thoughts on “Women Philosophers’ Journal

  1. Nice! Haven’t seen a call for papers for this or anything though, and I don’t know any of the names.

  2. I am a member of the network and I think I saw a cfp at some point. But this group tends to be really European focused (read continental, i.e. French). And I deplore the fact that they announce events and meetings only a few weeks ahead… as if one can jump across the pond in a snap like this.
    The journal looks interesting.

  3. I am on the continent (the Netherlands) but I hadn’t seen anything about them before. I sent in the form now and said in the comment section that I hadn’t heard of them, nor from the major mailing lists, nor from the major blogs and that I’d be happy to participate.
    It does seem they are a bit France focused, from the journal, which just underlines that there are entire communities I never read or heard about just because they are communicating in a language I don’t understand. I happen to speak two well (can talk about the weather and food in French and German, but nothing academic), because I was fortunate enough not to be born a native English speaker, but it’s sort of silly not to recognise that the language in which to communicate your ideas worldwide is English rather than French or German (or whatever). I don’t think I am being chauvinistic, since I am not a native English speaker, but maybe I am wrong.
    I guess there are two different debates, one about which is the best language in which to communicate your ideas if you want them to be understood everywhere, and one about preserving the beauty of one’s own language. I love my native Dutch language with a passion, but my academic writing is in English and that doesn’t bother me.

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