CFP: Minds of Our Own

Minds of our Own
An Anniversary Celebration
Call for Papers

2018 will be the 25th anniversary of the publication of Louise Antony and Charlotte Witt’s groundbreaking collection of analytic feminism, A Mind of One’s Own: Feminist Essays on Reason and Objectivity.  This volume came out at a time when analytic feminism was in its infancy (and indeed many contended that such a thing was impossible).

The collection brought together both people who had already begun to work in analytic feminism, and also philosophers from other areas who made their first venture into feminist philosophy for the volume, .  Its impact was enormous, demonstrating beyond a doubt the richness, variety and worth of analytic feminism, including groundbreaking work on the history of philosophy. The second edition expanded the first substantially, building on it with a vital diversification of both topics and authors.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary, there will be a conference at MIT, 9-11 November 2018, organized by Sally Haslanger and Jennifer Saul with the help of Louise and Charlotte.  We aim to include a broad range of work that reflects the many exciting ways that feminist philosophy is evolving and expanding and to encourage  connections and new directions for further research.  The following keynotes have been confirmed (please see keynotes page for details):

Elizabeth Barnes (University of Virginia)
“‘Nothing Tastes as Good as Skinny Feels’: Subjective Theories of Health in a Misogynistic World”

Robin Dembroff (Yale University)
“Gender Pluralism and Anti-Realism”

Esa Díaz Léon (University of Barcelona)
“Conceptual Ethics and the Metametaphysics of Gender and Race”

Serena Parekh (Northeastern University)
“A Feminist Approach to the Global Refugee Crisis”

Subrena Smith (University of New Hampshire)
“Differently Different, All the Same.”

Vanessa Wills (George Washington University)
TBA

We invite submission of papers on any topic in feminist philosophy with a special interest in papers touching on reason and objectivity.  Submission deadline: April 1, 2018.  Please send anonymized papers (please also remove acknowledgements) with a cover sheet providing identifying information to: mindsofourownconference@gmail.com
Papers should be suitable for presentation in 30 minutes.

There will be a few travel grants available.  We will be doing everything in our power to make the conference fully accessible to all who are interested in coming.

For more, go here!

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