Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP) UK Panel at Joint Session – call for papers EXTENDED DEADLINE

SWIP UK Panel at the Joint Session of the Mind Association and Aristotelian Society, University of Exeter, 12th-14th July 2013.

At the 2013 Joint Session there will be a SWIP UK panel of papers devoted to topics in any area of interest to women in philosophy. Previous papers have included work on the writings of women philosophers, work on the philosophy of sex and gender, work on feminist philosophy (broadly construed), and work by women philosophers.

Small SWIP bursaries are available for panellists in financial need.

We solicit full papers (2,000 words) plus 250 word abstract, suitable to be delivered in no more than 20 minutes with a further 10 minutes for discussion. We encourage submissions from graduate students. (As will all the Open Sessions, papers accepted for this session will not be published in the Supplementary Volume of the Aristotelian Society.)

The extended closing date for submissions is 15th March 2013. We expect to confirm which papers have been accepted by the beginning of the April.

Papers that are not accepted for the SWIP panel may be considered for the Open Sessions. You should indicate when submitting your paper whether you wish the paper to be considered for the Open Sessions.

Please make sure that your submissions is suitable for anonymous reviewing and attach a separate document with your name and contact details. Please email your full paper, with an abstract, as either a doc or pdf file to Roxanna Lynch: roxannajesselynch[at]gmail[dot]com.

To speak at this event you will need to register as a delegate for the Joint Session. Registration will be open from Spring 2013. For more details, see here.

Roxanna Lynch, College of Human and Health Sciences,
Swansea University
Email: roxannajesselynch[at]gmail[dot]com

The fault in our stars

from a friend

On a whim & and the advice of an author I follow I recently read this book and it has a nice Philippa Foot trolley problem reference! I thought that was fun because not only is it a v.high quality young adult novel, it’s enormously popular (over a million copies in print).

We might not like the trolley problem, but it might still be interesting to see what non-phils do with it.

I Need Masculinism Because…

A hashtag is making the rounds again after it cropped up last month; I’m surprised I didn’t post about it back then. (Then again, with our new blog format, I have to learn how to re-navigate the whole site. Grrr.)

According to Jezebel:

After some Reddit/4chan MRA babies tried to make #INeedMasculismBecause happen on Twitter today (co-opting the popular feminist meme, because EYEROLL), it blew up in their faces bigtime. The hashtag was gleefully hijacked by the normal, thinking humans of Twitter, who are currently churning out hundreds of tweets lampooning Men’s Rights talking points. I had to scroll down for years to find one sincere #INeedMasculismBecause tweet from an MRA. (And when you do find them, they read like parody anyway.) It’s pretty awesome.

The mocking tweets are really great: