SWIP-Germany e.V. Workshop Announcement

Human Nature: Perspectives from Ethics and Philosophy of Science/ Menschliche Natur: Wissenschaftstheoretische und Ethische Aspekte

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
21st of July 2014

We are pleased to announce the second annual meeting of SWIP Germany e.V. (http://swip-philosophinnen.org/). The meeting will take place on the 21st of July at the Ruhr University Bochum. SWIP Germany is a registered charity and its meetings aim to advance and make visible contributions of women in German/ German-speaking philosophy. Our workshops and meetings also aim to foster the development of research networks and provide informal mentoring in an inclusive and trans-friendly environment.

Workshop Program:

Part I:      Talks (open to all and aimed at a wider philosophical audience, in English and in German)

14:00      Maria Kronfeldner (Bielefeld, Germany)

Human nature – Quo Vadis? Eliminativist and Constructive Approaches to a Contested Concept in the Philosophy of Sciences

15:15      Coffee break

15:45      Mari Mikkola (Humboldt-University, Berlin) Introducing SWIP Germany

16:00      Felicitas Krämer (Eindhoven, the Netherlands)

Some Problems of the Genetic Enhancement of Emotions

17:15      Break

Part II:    Mentoring (for women, in German)

17:45      With Buffet and Drinks (until approx. 20:00)

Attendance for the first part is free of charge. For the second part we ask a fee (payable on the day) of 5 Euros for SWIP members/ students/ unwaged participants, 12 Euros for others. (Membership of any SWIP makes one eligible for the reduced fee.) We can also arrange reasonably priced child-care on campus. If you require child-care facilities, please register as soon as possible and no later than the registration deadline.

Deadline for registration is 24th of June. To register, please email Anna.Welpinghus[at]rub.de. For catering purposes, please indicate whether you will be attending the whole event or only a part of it (and which one). Please also indicate whether you require child-care.


Anna Welpinghus (Bochum)

Mari Mikkola (Humboldt-University, Berlin)

Pascale Ruder (Bochum)

Anne-Sophie Brüggen (Bochum)

Lawsuit Fundraising Update

We wrote last week about the anonymous fundraising campaign for the woman who identifies herself as ‘Case 2′ in this story. That campaign has now been paused, and a different site has been launched by a friend of the ‘Case 2’ victim (who is using the pseudonym Lisbeth). The friend – a very courageous woman named Emma Sloan – is using her own name and providing further information about the case.

So in summary: there’s a somewhat less anonymous fundraising campaign being launched for a lawsuit against Yale and a prominent moral philosopher they employ, and its website is: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/5lQo9/sh/43Mpcf


Update: Philosopher Eric Schliesser explains why he donated.

Further update: In less than 36 hours, they’ve reached their fundraising goal!