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SWIP-Ireland Conference. Women In Philosophy: Past, Present and Future

SWIP-Ireland Conference. Women In Philosophy: Past, Present and Future

Society for Women in Philosophy, Ireland
In association with (InParenthesis), University of Durham and University of Liverpool
6th Annual Conference and General Meeting of SWIP-Ireland
17-19 May, 2018
University College Dublin, Ireland
Sutherland School of Law
Women in Philosophy: Past, Present and Future
Marking the 101 years of a  publication in Mind by the Irish philosopher, suffragist and prominent librarian, Agnes Cuming (1890-1962)
True it is, Spinning with the Fingers is more proper to our Sexe, then studying or writing Poetry, which is the Spinning with the braine: but I having no skill in the Art of the first (and if I had, I had no hopes of gaining so much as to make me a Garment to keep me from the cold) made me delight in the latter – Margaret Cavendish
Though academic philosophy is still a male-dominated discipline, and the canon of philosophy is largely male, the future of philosophy promises to be less so. After years of scholarly neglect, the contribution of a large number of women philosophers across the ages is now being recognised – from medieval mystics to Enlightenment philosophers of science to founding mothers of analytic philosophy and phenomenology. At the same time, broad consensus is afoot that certain disciplinary norms, once-entrenched, no longer serve our discipline and have contributed to the attrition of female talent from philosophy. 
This SWIP-Ireland conference, in collaboration with In Parenthesis, invites papers on the broad topic of Women in Philosophy: Past, Present and Future. The occasion of the conference is the centenary of a paper published in Mindby the Irish philosopher and prominent librarian, Agnes Cuming. 
Keynote speakers:        
Eileen Brennan (Dublin City University)
Nancy Cartwright (Durham University)
Siobhan Chapman (University of Liverpool)
Kristin Gjesdal (Temple University)
Sally Haslanger (MIT)
Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir (University of Iceland)
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Thursday May 17
9.30-10.00 Registration
10.00-10.30 Welcome and Opening Remarks 
Location:Mason Hayes and Curran Theatre 
Colin Scott, Vice President for Diversity and Equality (University College Dublin)
Maria Baghramian (University College Dublin): ‘Agnes Cuming: The Philosopher Librarian’
10.30-11.30 Keynote Address I
Location:Mason Hayes and Curran Theatre
Eileen Brennan (Dublin City University): ‘Repositioning Feminism: Between Care and Justice’
Chair: ÁineMahon (UCD)
11.30. 12.00 Coffee Break
12.00-1.00Parallel Session1 
Parallel Sessions will be chaired in round robin style. (The Last speaker will chair the first speaker, etc. )
1A: History of Philosophy.  L246
Alissa MacMillan (University of Antwerp): ‘Curiosity’s Awakening: Women desiring knowledge in the early modern period’
Giovanna Caruso (University of Koblenz-Landau): ‘Hedwig Conrad Martius: Between Faith, Philosophy and Science’
1B: Metaphilosophy.  L247
Stella Andrada Kasdovasili (Central European University): ‘Women, philosophy and patriarchy in the ‘land of democracy’’
Elizabeth Lanphier and Shannon Fyfe, (Vanderbilt University): ‘Stronger Together: Analytic Feminism and the Community Imperative’
1C: The Role of Women.  L248
Noirin MacNamara(Queen's University Belfast)‘How Bracha Ettinger’s reworking of the Levinasian concept of the feminine contributes to a broader account of political community’
Qinghua Zhu (Capital Normal University, Beijing and UCD): ‘Women in Chinese Philosophy’
1.00-2.00 Lunch 
2.00-3.30 Parallel Session 2 
Parallel sessions will be chaired in round robin style, i.e. the last speaker will chair the first speaker, etc. 
2A: History of Philosophy.  L246
Siobhan Doyle (UCD): ‘Kierkegaard: A call for equality’
Panayiota Vassilopoulou (University of Liverpool): ‘Women Unboxed: The Myth of Pandora in Plotinus’
2B: On Judith Butler.  L247
Natalie Helberg (University of Toronto): ‘Insubordinate Plasticity: Judith Butler and Catherine Malabou’
Paul Giladi (University College Dublin/Manchester Metropolitan University): ‘The Metaphilosophical Potential of Judith Butler’s Critique of Feminist Identity Politics’
Jack Coopey (University of Durham): ‘Parsimonies: Feminine Difference and its Non-Identity towards Resistance and Emancipation in Cixous, Butler, Kristeva and Irigaray’
2C: The Gendered Philosopher.  L248
Natalie Delimata (Institute of Technology, Sligo): ‘Disclosing Intersex: Sex Complementation and Exposing the Invisible Middle’
Susan Kennedy (Boston University): ‘Re-Defining the Role of Women qua Mothers: A Biotechnological Vision for the Future of Women in Philosophy’
Anna Bortolan (University College Dublin): ‘Epistemic Emotions, Self-Esteem, and Being a Woman in Academic Philosophy’ 
2D: Philosophy and Resistance. L249
Melissa Burchard (University of North Carolina): ‘The Importance of Radical Women’s Voices in Philosophy’ 
Natalie Nenadic (University of Kentucky): ‘Catharine MacKinnon’s Thought as Philosophy’
Laura Gioscia(Universidad de la República Uruguay): ‘In(corpor)ated epistemic injustice’
3.30-4.00 Coffee Break
4.00-5.30 Panel  I
Location: Mason Hayes and Curran Theatre 
Molly Brown (The University of Chicago), Ruth Groenhout (University of North Carolina Charlotte), Christina Van Dyke (Calvin College): ‘The Place of Utilitarian Reasoning in Feminist Theory’
5.30-6.30 Keynote Address 2
Location: Mason Hayes and Curran Theatre
Sally Haslanger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): ‘Consciousness Raising and the Epistemology of Justice’
Chair: Maria Baghramian (UCD)
7.00 Conference Dinner. Ardmore House, UCD. 
Friday May 18
Location:Mason Hayes and Curran Theatre
9.00-10.00 Roundtable on Abortion and Women’s Right to Choose
Location: Mason Hayes and Curran Theatre 
Convener: Heike Felzmann (NUIG)
Participants: Nancy Cartwright (Durham), Clara Fischer (UCD), Sally Haslanger (MIT), Aislinn O'Donnell (Maynooth),  and Audience
10.00-11.00 Keynote Address 3
Location: Mason Hayes and Curran Theatre 
Siobhan Chapman (University of Liverpool): ‘Susan Stebbing: Early Analytic Philosophy and Present-Day Linguistics’
Chair: Rachael Wiseman (University of Liverpool)
11.00-11.15 Coffee Break
11.15-1.15 Parallel Session 3
Parallel sessions will be chaired in round robin style, i.e. the last speaker will chair the first speaker, etc. 
3A: On Iris Murdoch.  L246
Cathy Mason (University of Cambridge): ‘Iris Murdoch and the Epistemic Significance of Love’
Evgenia Mylonaki (University of Athens): ‘On the Philosophical Friendship of Anscombe, Foot, Murdoch, Midgley and Warnock’
Andrew Cooper (University College London): ‘Murdoch’s Heidegger’
Jacquelyn Maxwell (Queen's University, Canada): ‘Interpretations of Moral Attention in the work of Simone Weil, Iris Murdoch, and Jan Zwicky’
3B: On Science and Mathematics.  L247
Katherine Furman (University College Cork): ‘Hunting Causes and Using Them… In Epidemiology’
Aleksandra Derra (Nicolaus Copernicus University): ‘Equality and Pluralism. How Feminism Has Changed Contemporary Philosophy of Science’
Clare Moriarty (Kings College London): ‘On Discovering That He Hates You’
Katarina Mihaljević (University of Groningen): ‘Re-weaving the tapestry of history: Rose Rand and the Vienna Circle’
3C: History of Philosophy.  L248
Sara Uckelman (University of Durham): ‘Looking for women where there are none’
Julia Borcherding (NYU): ‘Nothing Is Simply One Thing: Re-Examining Anne Conway’s Metaphysics of Substance’
Ruth Boeker (University College Dublin): ‘Catharine Trotter Cockburn and Mary Astell on the Possibility of Thinking Matter’
Jeremy Dunham (University of Durham): ‘Overcoming the Divide between Freedom and Nature: Clarisse Coignet on the Metaphysics of the Independent Morality’
3D: On De Beauvoir and Continental Thought.  L249
Mary Edwards (Cardiff University): ‘From Out of the Shadow: Beauvoir’s Influence on Sartre’s Later Existentialism’
Lisa Foran (Newcastle University): ‘De Beauvoir and Cassin: Ambiguity, Translation, and Ethical Politics’
Alyx Robinson (University of Kent): ‘Transhuman Gender and Becoming
Anna Becker (University of Oldenburg, Institute of philosophy): ‘The ethics of vulnerability - The social philosophy of Judith Butler’
1.15-3.00 Lunch and Visit to the Irish Young Philosopher Festival.  O'Reilly Hall, UCD  
The Festival brings together young philosophers from primary and secondary schools from across Ireland. Finalists will exhibit their philosophy projects and philosophy mind-maps and students are encouraged to discuss their projects with philosophers and the public. 
From 1.15-3pm there will be a chance to view projects and discuss them with students the Young Philosopher Awards will be announced between that time. Visit and encouragement of the young philosophers from SWIPI conference attendees will be much appreciate. 
3.00-5.00 Panel II
Location: Mason Hayes and Curran Theatre.  
 (In Parenthesis): Clare Mac Cumhaill (University of Durham), Rachael Wiseman (University of Liverpool) and Q&A with former Durham undergraduate women students.
(In Parenthesis) studies the collective corpus of Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley and Iris Murdoch.
Followed by 
Performance by artist Carol Sommer 
5.30-6.30 Keynote Address 4.  
Location: Mason Hayes and Curran Theatre 
Nancy Cartwright (University of Durham & UC San Diego): ‘What’s with scientific method? What’s with rigour?’
Chair: Clare Mac Cumhaill (University of Durham)
6.30Book Launch and Reception, Sutherland School of Law
Location: The Atrium, School of Law
Launch of New Feminist Perspectives on Embodiment (Palgrave MacMillan, 2018),  edited by SWIP-I Committee members Clara Fischer and Luna Dolezal (eds). This the first  book to emerge from a SWIPI conference. The conference, on the theme of Women's Bodies, was held in 2014 in UCD Newman House and was supported by the Irish Research Council  
Saturday May 19
10.00-11.00 Keynote Address 5
Location: Mason Hayes and Curran Theatre 
Kristin Gjesdal (Temple University): ‘Out of Oblivion: De Staël’s Hermeneutic Philosophy’
Chair: Danielle Petherbridge (UCD)
11.00-11.15 Coffee Break
11.15-1.15 Parallel Session 4
Parallel sessions will be chaired in round robin style, i.e. the last speaker will chair the first speaker, etc. 
4A: On Arendt.  L246
Anandita Mukherji (Boston University): ‘Agonism and Pluralism: Arendt on Common Sense’
Elisa Magri (UCD): ‘Beyond Empathy? Hannah Arendt on Respect and Belonging’ 
Diana Gianola (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore): ‘Forgiveness and Politics: A Comparison Between Arendt and Nussbaum’
Anne Pollok (University of South Carolina): ‘Feminizing the Public Sphere: The German Salon in Early 19thCentury’
4B: History of Philosophy.  L247
Ashton L. Green (University of Notre Dame): ‘The Power to Start’: Challenges to the Argument for Mechanical Causation in Émilie Du Châtelet's Fire Essay’
Katherine O’Donnell (University College Dublin): ‘Effeminate Edmund Burke and the Masculine Voice of Mary Wollstonecraft’
Ivory Day (Université 1 Paris Panthéon) : ’Stebbing and Russell on Bergson: Early Analytics on Continental Thought’
4C: Topics in Ethics. L248
Jasmine Browne (University of Durham): ‘Liberating Care Ethics’
Ana Barandalla (The Aga Khan University):‘Epistemic Injustice: Its Moral Content and its Scope’
Valentina Bortolami (University of Padova): ‘Naturalism and Anti-Naturalism in Feminist Epistemology’
Jakub Betinsky (University of Durham): ‘Elizabeth Anscombe’s unacknowledged contribution to the fact-value debate in meta-ethics’
1.15 -2.30   Lunch and SWIP-I Annual General Meeting and Elections
2.30 -3.30 Panel III
Location: Mason Hayes and Curran Theatre 
Lily King (University of South Florida), Ashley Taylor Potts (University of South Florida), Garrett Potts 
(University of South Florida): ‘Women Challenging Pure Reason’
4.00-5.00  Keynote Address 6
Location: Mason Hayes and Curran Theatre 
Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir (University of Iceland): ‘Philosophy as a Woman: Reflections on Sophia in The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius’
Chair: Heike Felzmann (NUIG)
5.00 Close of the conference and visit to an Irish Pub
The event is supported by UCD Seed Funding and UCD School of Philosophy

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