CFP: SWIP Ireland/SWIP UK conference, Dublin

First Joint Ireland/UK SWIP Conference

Politics and Women Across Philosophical Traditions
Dublin, November 9-11, 2012
Call for Papers
The Society for Women in Philosophy, Ireland in conjunction with UK Society for Women in Philosophy will be hosting their first joint conference. The conference aims to explore the broad theme of Politics and Women across philosophical traditions. 2012 marks the 90th anniversary of full women’s suffrage in Ireland when all women over 21 were given the right to vote. Even so only around 15% of Irish politicians are women. In recognition of the continuing disparity between the promise of politics and political realities, this year’s SWIP conference will seek explore the philosophical implications of thinking women and politics together in the 21st Century.
The conference is hosted by the School of Philosophy, University College Dublin.
The plenary speakers include:
Louise Antony: “Is Diversity an Epistemic Value?”
Maeve Cooke: “Rethinking Autonomy: Feminism and Beyond”

Sarah Heinamaa: “Normality: A phenomenological Analysis
Susan James: “Wollstonecraft on Rights” 

Papers of 2500-3000 words, from all philosophical traditions exploring the connections between women and politics are welcome.
Abstracts of 250-300 words, prepared for blind review, should be sent to:
Maria.Baghramian AT
Deadline: September 15, 2012.
Please put ‘SWIP submission’ in the subject heading.
If you do not receive acknowledgement of your submission within two working days, please send it again.

Professor Maria Baghramian, MRIA
Head of School of Philosophy
UCD Dublin

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