Feminist Philosophy in the Analytic Tradition
Supported by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Stirling & and Scots Philosophical Club
Court Room, Cottrell Building
University of Stirling
20–21 April 2007
Feminist philosophy is traditionally associated with the continental and postmodern traditions in philosophy. The methods, values and mode of inquiry of traditional Anglo-American analytic philosophy are often thought to be incompatible with feminist methods, values and insights. Over the past two decades a body of feminist work in the analytic tradition has emerged. Ann Garry characterises analytic feminists as “philosophers who believe that both philosophy and feminism are well served by using some of the concepts, theories and methods of analytic philosophy modified by feminist values and insights”. The conference explores this relatively new branch of feminist philosophy, analytic feminism.
Friday, 20th April
- 2:00–2:30: Registration & Coffee
- 2:30–3:15: Jennifer Saul (University of Sheffield) “Woman: Neither Sex Nor Gender”
- 3:15–4:30: Christine Overall (Mount Saint Vincent University & Queen’s University, Canada) “Sex/Gender Transitions & Identity”
- 4:00–4:30: 30 minute break with coffee
- 4:30–5:15: Heather Arnold (University of Sheffield) “Pornography & Silencing: A Response to Langton”
- 5:15–6:00: Tara G. Gilligan (Lafayette College) “Why Feminist Philosophy?”
- 6:00–7:00: Drinks Reception
- 7:30– : Dinner
Saturday, 21st April
- 9:45–10:30: SWIP Meeting
- 10:30–10:45: 15 minute break with coffee
- 10:45–11:30: Lina Papadaki (University of Sheffield) “Kantian Marriage & Beyond: Why is it Worth Thinking about Kant on Marriage”
- 11:30–12:15: Betsy Postow (University of Tennessee) “Care Ethics & Impartial Reasons”
- 12:15–12:45: 30 minute break with coffee & lunch
- 12:45–1:30: Jules Holroyd (University of Sheffield) “Non-ideal Contexts, Non-idealised Autonomy”
- 1:30–2:15: Sandra Marshall (University of Stirling) “Provocation: Who Needs it?”
- 2:15–3:00: Discussion Session: Women in Philosophy
o register, please with the subject heading “SWIP registration” and indicate:
- Your affiliation (if any);
- Contact details;
- Whether you are a member of SWIP;
- Whether you will be attending the dinner;
- Dietary requirements (e.g., vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.);
- Access requirements (if any).
Registration fee is £12 (non-members), £5 (SWIP members/ concessions). Please forward a cheque (made out to “The University of Stirling”) to register for the conference to:
Department of Philosophy
University of Stirling
Stirling FK9 4LA
The conference dinner on Friday 20th April will take place at Queen’s Hotel in Bridge of Allan (dinner is not included in the conference fee). If you would like to attend, indicate this when registering.
We hope to be able to provide some modest postgraduate bursaries that are allocated first-come-first-served basis. If you would like to be considered for a bursary, please indicate this when registering.
If you are unable to send a cheque in pounds sterling (this will almost certainly be the case for those resident outside the UK), payment may be made on the day.
The University of Stirling is located in the village of Bridge of Allan, just outside the City of Stirling (3 km). The University’s website contains information on how to get it.
The Philosophy Department’s website contains accommodation information in Bridge of Allan and near the University.
The University’s website contains a campus map and a map of the Cottrell Building, click here. Please use Visitors’ Entrance to access the Cottrell Building.
For any other queries or information about the conference, please email .
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