CFP: Women in Philosophy, Uppsala

Women in Philosophy: Philosophy in Action

Uppsala University (Sweden); 22nd – 23rd May 2017.

Keynote Speakers: 

–       A. W. Eaton (University of Illinois at Chicago)

–       Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern University)

–       Helen Frowe (Stockholm University, Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace)

–       Kristin Sampson (University of Bergen)

Aim: 

The conference will bring together female philosophers from all areas, serve to further the interaction of our research community, provide a platform for female philosophers, and most importantly, provide inspiration for female students of philosophy whilst surrounded by such role models.

We encourage presentations from all areas of philosophy, for example: Ethics, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of History, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic, Meta-ethics; Metaphysics, Philosophy of Law, Phenomenology, Epistemology, etc. The conference will be categorised in four broad sections, representing these; theoretical philosophy, practical philosophy, history of philosophy and aesthetics.

CFP:

The presentations will consist of a 25-minute argument followed by a Q&A session consisting of 20 minutes. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words excluding bibliography.

There will also be discussion-based presentations, designed for advanced undergraduates and masters level students. These will consist of a 5-minute talk in which selected participants will a put forward a research question that they are working on, after which there will be a 10-minute Q&A session in which the audience will discuss the concept, advise on reading, and propose new developments. For these presentations, the abstract should be no longer than 150 words excluding bibliography.

Please send your abstracts in an email containing your name and affiliation to conferencewip@gmail.com for consideration by midnight on 31st January 2017. 

We aim to notify applicants by mid-February. Note that we will not be covering travel, lunch and accommodation expenses.

The languages of the conference are English and Swedish. We expect most of the presentations to be given in English, however there is the possibility to present in Swedish.

Registration: Conference attendance is free of charge and open to all.

Homepage:http://www.filosofi.uu.se/forskning/konferenser-och-workshops/conference-women-in-philosophy/

If you have any further questions please contact the email address above or Rebecca Wallbank at rebecca.wallbank@filosofi.uu.se

CFA: Lorraine Code: Thinking Responsibly, Thinking Ecologically

Call for Abstracts
Lorraine Code: Thinking Responsibly, Thinking Ecologically
(Preliminary Title)

Edited by Nancy Arden McHugh and Andrea Doucet
Under Consideration with State University of New York Press

Since the publication of her book Epistemic Responsibility in 1987, feminist philosopher Lorraine Code has been at the forefront of linking epistemology, epistemic injustice and ethics to shape critical frameworks for responsible, situated knowing and practice.  Her work has been path breaking on many themes, issues and problematics, including:

  • epistemic virtues,
  • individual and institutional epistemic responsibilities,
  • the epistemic significance of the gender of the knower,
  • the politics of epistemic and physical locations,
  • critical epistemic frameworks, such as ecological thinking,
  • the epistemic salience of gossip,
  • subjectivities and narratives,
  • the politics of testimony,
  • feminist methodologies and epistemic practices,
  • human and non human entanglements,
  • relational ontologies

On all of these issues, Code’s work has provided a gateway for subsequent work in feminist epistemology and philosophy of science, as well as more generally in feminist theory and methodologies. Moreover, through her critical analysis of mainstream epistemologies, medicine, law, literature, politics, psychology, and ecology, Code also provides avenues for creating institutional and social change.

We invite abstract submissions of 500-750 words that engage with the work of Lorraine Code by utilizing and building upon her theoretical, epistemological, and methodological arguments developed over the course of her writing and research career and/or by applying her arguments to new frameworks, cases, or problems. Please note that although Lorraine Code’s work has been housed in philosophy, her approach is highly interdisciplinary. Thus, abstracts are welcome from an array of disciplines and approaches. 

 Timeline:

Abstracts (500-750 words) and one-page CV due:
April 1, 2017

Abstract Acceptance notification:
May 20, 2017

Full papers of 6500-8000 words due:
January 31, 2018

Notification of Paper Acceptance:
May 20, 2018
 

Contact:

Nancy McHugh
Professor and Chair of Philosophy
Wittenberg University
Springfield, OH 4551
nmchugh@wittenberg.edu                                                                

 Andrea Doucet
Canada Research Chair in Gender, Work & Care
Professor of Sociology/ Women’s & Gender Studies
Brock University
St Catharines, On L2S 3A1
adoucet@brocku.ca

Letter to the Electors

It’s signatories include eight philosophers:

Esteemed Electors:

We, a bipartisan coalition of Americans including Electors, scholars, officials, and concerned citizens write to you in the spirit of fellowship, out of our sense of patriotism, and with great urgency.

There are times in the life of a nation when extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary measures. Now is a such time, and your courage and leadership are required.

Never in our Republic’s history has there been a President-apparent comparable to Donald Trump. His inauguration would present a grave and continual threat to the Constitution, to domestic tranquility, and to international stability:

  • He has threatened the freedom of speech by condoning violence at public events, and suggesting criminal penalties and even revocation of citizenship to punish political expression;
  • He has threatened the freedom of press by vowing to revoke First Amendment protections for journalists;
  • He has threatened the freedom of religion by proposing to bar entry to the country and force the registration of members of certain faiths;
  • He has entangled himself with foreign interests through his personal business dealings, and refused to provide records of his taxes, which could allay suspicions;
  • He has indicated a willingness to condone torture, in contravention of the Constitution and our international treaties, which carry the force of law;
  • He is uncomfortably close to the regime of Russia, which has interfered in the election;
  • He has shown reckless disregard for diplomacy, communicating impulsively, in public forums, regarding matters of national security, and allowing personal emotions to interfere with reasoned judgment, calling into question his fitness as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and the nuclear capabilities of the United States;
  • He has, unlike every previous Commander-in-Chief, never served in any public position, whether elected or appointed, civilian or military, thereby bringing no experience or proven judgment on behalf of The People, or evidence of a character suited to high office.

For these reasons, his assumption of office endangers the Constitution, the freedoms it protects, and the continued prosperity and welfare of the United States.

You, Electors, possess the power to prevent this outcome. You are not bound to cast your vote for the candidate of your party – and, as he won neither a majority nor even a plurality of the popular vote, there can be no question of undermining the will of The People.

The Constitution empowers Electors to exercise judgment and choice. If your role were only ceremonial, our Founders would not have required the states to elect you, or that you cast ballots by your own hand. State laws notwithstanding, you are free to vote your conscience. You have a mandate, like all officials, to protect and defend the Constitution. And you have the right and responsibility to investigate those who stand for this office, and to deliberate before casting your vote.

We place country before party in imploring you, our fellow Americans, to investigate and deliberate. We stand with you as you exercise your conscience and give profound consideration to the consequences of your vote. We affirm your right and your duty to do so free from intimidation, and urge you to cast your ballot for a person with the temperament, integrity and commitment to Constitutional principles necessary in a President.

In doing so, know that you enjoy the support of millions of Americans.

Thank you for your service to our country.