Secure the last few spots

There are a few spots left to attend our Sommer School, organised by the Institute of Philosophy, the University of Zadar and the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists (Paderborn).

This year’s topic is: Women in the History of Philosophy – Challenging the Canon.

Application deadline: July 1, 2022

The Summer School takes place from July 11-14 in-person only, in beautiful Zadar.

You can look forward to lectures by Centre Members and Fellows: Ruth Hagengruber, Jil Muller, Chelsea C. Harry, Núria Sara Boronat, Luka Boršić and Kateryna Karpenko.

Find out more about their lectures here:

Núria Sara Boronat: Women pragmatist philosophers

The conventional genealogies of the pragmatist philosophy usually offer the same “white male pantheon” attributing the foundations of the movement to the same set of academic philosophers: William James, Charles Sanders Peirce, John Dewey, George Herbert Mead, and Josiah Royce. They were involved not only in the grounding of the new social sciences but also very active in the main causes of the so-called progressive era. But much less attention has also been paid to the women that were in their university settings or social settlements doing similar work. Feminist pragmatists of the present have done a decisive attempt for recovering the essential contribution that women like Jane Addams, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Florence Kelly, Anna Julia Cooper, and Mary Parker Follett have made to both movements, pragmatism, and feminism. Some of these contributions are introduced parallel to the current trends in pragmatist feminism.


Luka Boršić: Renaissance women philosophers on the periphery


Kateryna Karpenko: Feminist environmental philosophy

Contemporaneity has posed many questions to people, forcing them to look at the world in a new way, at values that seemed obvious. Among them, environmental and economic problems, the distribution of roles in society between men and women, and the issue of survival are perhaps the most acute. The philosophical discourse conducted in this context emphasizes the deterioration of the intellectual situation of universality. Socio-cultural reality has acquired postmodern qualities. It has lost its absolute justification for its original principles, its traditional foundations. The mechanism of formation of research approaches has become pluralistic and highly dynamic. In this situation, there is a need for a contextual study of the above problems, which does not ignore their correlation with universal principles. The purpose of this lecture is to identify the interaction between gender justice and ecological issues. Its achievement includes three main tasks: to clarify the meaning of the concepts of “gender justice” and “ecological issues”; to investigate the relevance of the methodological foundations of the study of gender and ecological justice; outline the prospects for the impact of sustainable gender equality on environmental issues and vice versa − environmental justice on gender equality.


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