IAPh 2020: Defining the Future - Rethinking the Past

The XVIIIth Symposium of the International Association of Women Philosophers

To be held at Paderborn University, Germany, July 19-22, 2020.

For more than 40 years, the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh) has been a decisive organisation in encouraging and promoting women’s research in philosophy and its history. Founded in Germany in the 1970s, it is now a global network for all women who work in philosophy. Given its strong tradition, IAPh covers all philosophical disciplines, feminist philosophy as well as the history of women philosophers.

After 2016 (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia) and 2018 (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China), the Center for the “History of Women Philosophers and Scientists” at Paderborn University, Germany will host the 18th symposium of the IAPh under the topic “Defining the Future – Rethinking the Past” from July 19 to 22, 2020.

The slogan of our 2019 conference encourages special contributions in the fields of philosophy of economics and technology to visualize the ideas women philosophers develop to shape and advance the challenging questions of the future.

The IAPh symposium in Paderborn will focus on the philosophy of economics, ecology and technology, as well as the history of philosophy.

Organization:
Prof. Dr. Ruth Hagengruber / Dr. Janelle Pötzsch / Jessica Harmening / Felix Grewe
In case of questions please contact: janelle.poetzsch@upb.de

Keynote Speakers: Carol J. Adams, Dallas US; Lisa Herzog, Groningen NL; Kateryna Karpenko, Odessa UA; Heisook Kim, Seoul KR; Yuko Murakami, Tokyo JP; Gisele Secco, Santa Maria BRA; Xiao Wei, Beijing CH.

The IAPh Board 2018-2020: Chris Sanchez, Madrid ES; Mary Ellen Waithe, Cleveland/Washington US; Xiao Wei, Beijing CH; Karen Green, Melbourne AUS; Heisook Kim, Seoul KR; Christina Schües, Lübeck GER; Cintia Martinez Velasco, Mexico City MX; Martina Reuter, Jyväskylä FN; Ruth Hagengruber, Paderborn GER.

Program Committee: Waltraut Ernst, University Linz; Elke Holst, Berlin; Herta Nagl-Docekal, University of Vienna; Clara Mavellia, Berlin; Jutta Weber, Paderborn University

  • Preliminary Program

    Sunday, July 19

    14:00 Registration
    15:00 Opening
    15:45 Keynote: Philosophy of Technology
    16:30 Keynote: Philosophy of Economics
    17:15 Conference Dinner

     

    Monday, July 20

    8:30 Registration
    09:00 Keynote: History of Philosophy
    10:00

     

    Sessions
    Philosophy of Economics Philosophy of Technology Environmental Ethics/Food Ethics History of Philosophy
    10:00 Workshop: „Die Anfänge der IAPh“,
    12:15 Keynote: Environmental Ethics
    13:00 Lunch
    14:00 Sessions
    Philosophy of Economics Philosophy of Technology Environmental Ethics/Food Ethics History of Philosophy
    17.40 Snack-Break
    18:15 Keynote: Philosophy of Technology – Women in the Digital World

     

    Tuesday, July 21

    09:00 Keynote: Environmental Philosophy
    10:00 Sessions
    Philosophy of Economics Philosophy of Technology Environmental Ethics/Food Ethics History of Philosophy
    10:00 Workshop: Presenting Women Philosophers  in the digital World
    12.00 Keynote: Philosophy of Economics
    13:00 Lunch
    14:00 Sessions
    Philosophy of Economics Philosophy of Technology Environmental Ethics/Food Ethics History of Philosophy
    18:00 Keynote: History of Philosophy

     

    Wednesday, July 22

    09:00 Keynote: Environmental Philosophy
    10:00 Sessions
    Philosophy of Economics Philosophy of Technology Environmental Ethics/Food Ethics History of Philosophy
    10:00 Workshop: German Idealism and Feminist Philosophy
    12:00 Keynote: History of Philosophy
    13:00 Lunch
    14:00 Sessions
    Philosophy of Economics Philosophy of Technology Environmental Ethics/Food Ethics History of Philosophy
    14:00 Meeting of the IAPh-Board
    16:00 Keynote: Philosophy of Economics
    16:45 End

     

     

     

  • I. Workshop: Die IAPh - Ihre Anfänge (in German)

    Chair: Herta Nagl-Docekal

    The aim of this workshop is to review the history of IAPh: what did it achieve, and how can we tackle the remaining obstacles women philosophers still face?

  • II. Workshop: Women Philosophers' Presentation in the Digital World

    Chair: Ruth Hagengruber

    At IAPh 2020, we want to increase the digital presence of women philosophers by encouraging the development of projects which pursue the same aim. This workshop will take place over the whole duration of IAPh 2020 as a special event of our project “Defining the future, rethinking the past”.

     

  • III. Workshop: German Idealism and Feminist Philosophy

    Chairs: Tuija Pulkkinen, Susanne Lettow

    Central concepts and ideas such as equality, autonomy, the subject, nature, and consciousness, as well as philosophical figures such as Antigone or the dialectic of master and slave that have been formulated in the philosophies of Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, and other major thinkers within the intellectual movement of German Idealism have been
    critically explored and re-articulated by feminist philosophers. In addition, Gender and sexuality were central concerns for the German Idealists, and many of them reflected intensively on topics such as love, marriage, the family, and the political status of women. Indeed, gender relations were highly contested both in the German and wider European contexts in the period around 1800, and women intellectuals took an active part in these discussions. The workshop is designed to explore the various
    interrelations between German Idealism and feminist philosophy.

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