IAPh 2020

The XVIIIth Symposium of the International Association of Women Philosophers: Defining the Future, Rethinking the Past

Paderborn University, Germany, July 19-22, 2020.

The International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh) is a decisive organisation in promoting women’s research in philosophy and its history. Founded in Germany in 1976, it is now a global network for all women in philosophy. Given its strong tradition, IAPh covers all philosophical disciplines, feminist philosophy as well as the history of women philosophers.

After venues at Monash University, Melbourne (2016) and Tsinghua University, Beijing (2018), the 18th world congress of IAPh will be hosted by the Center for the “History of Women Philosophers and Scientists” (HWPS) at Paderborn University, Germany.

IAPh 2020 will be devoted to the most pressing issues of our future: In times of rapid technological progress, climate change, and economic turmoil, we invite women’s contributions on the philosophy of economics, philosophy of technology, and ecology/environmental ethics.

Moreover, given the initial aim of IAPh and the research focus of the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, we also seek to discover and reassess the role of women philosophers. We therefore welcome submissions on historical female thinkers.

Organization:
Prof. Dr. Ruth Hagengruber / Dr. Janelle Pötzsch / Jessica Harmening / Felix Grewe
For more information please contact: janelle.poetzsch@upb.de

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: Waltraud Ernst, Linz University; 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

     

     

     

  • 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

  • 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

    In this workshop we want to explore the various interrelations between German Idealism and feminist philosophy by dwelling on key concepts like equality, autonomy, the subject, nature, and consciousness, as well as, e.g. the dialectics of master and slave. In addition, gender and sexuality were central issues of German Idealists, and many of them reflected intensively on topics such as love, marriage, the family, and the political status of women. How and to what extent can their ideas made fecund for today’s gender issues?

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