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The Teaching and Research Area ‘History of Women Philosophers and Scientists’ headed by Prof. Dr. Ruth Hagengruber aims at renewing the long-lasting tradition of women philosophers. In detail, the University of Paderborn offers unique opportunities to gain insight into the contributions of Women Philosophers to the history of ideas.


Workshop: The Contribution of Wollstonecraft to Contemporary Issues in Philosophy

The Contribution of Wollstonecraft to Contemporary Issues in Philosophy

Metadaten - 1-4 June 2017

Mary Wollstonecraft worked primarily on social and political philosophy, with an emphasis on republicanism, education and women’s rights. But she also touched on other topics: slavery, aesthetics, marriage, work, family, masculinity, virtue, reason, passions, theology and epistemology.

The driving motivation for this workshop is not primarily to develop Wollstonecraft scholarship, but to show how the issues she discussed are still philosophically relevant and that her arguments sometimes can cast light on contemporary problems. A second aim is to show that the study of women philosophers of the past is a highly productive part of academic philosophy, and to model how it may be done.

Keynotes: Sarah Hutton (York)
Hatice Nur Erkizan (Muğla)

Speakers: Sandrine Bergès (Bilkent)
Laura Brace (Leicester)
Alan Coffee (KCL)
Özlem Duva (Ege)
Patrick Fessenbecker (Bilkent)
Burcu Gürkan (İstanbul Şehir)
Zübeyde Karadağ (Hacettepe)
Lucas Thorpe (Boğaziçi)
Saniye Vatansever (Yeditepe)
Roberta Wedge
Gözde Yıldırım (Boğaziçi)

Commentators: TBA.

Locations: 1-2 June 2017 Bilkent University (Room A130)
3-4 June 2017 Cappadocia.

This project is funded through a Newton mobility fellowship.
The workshop is organized by Sandrine Bergès and Alan Coffee, in co-operation with the Department of Philosophy at Bilkent.

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