The Edinburgh Women in Philosophy Group is proud to announce its annual Spring Workshop on Philosophical Methodologies on Friday the 16th of May 2014 at the University of Edinburgh.
We have decided to address the issue of philosophical methodology, following the success of previous EWPG Spring workshops, which have respectively focused on the under-representation of women in philosophy, the ethics and aesthetics of pornography, and implicit bias.
This issue of philosophical methodology has become a lively discussion point in philosophy departments and blogs due to the question of whether the nature of philosophical discourse is exclusionary either in the way philosophy is written or in the way it is done in more public events, such as conferences, seminars and workshops, not to mention in educational settings.
We hope this event will contribute to helping raise awareness about philosophical methodology and how it relates to both philosophical feminism and improving the situation of women in philosophy departments.
Confirmed speakers are:
Catarina Dutilh Novaes (Groningen)
Amia Srinivasan (Oxford)
Nancy Bauer (Tufts)
Eric Schliesser (Ghent)
For more information and for registration, see the following page:
We have a limited amount of Analysis Trust bursaries to cover postgraduate participation and accommodation, and we invite postgraduate students to submit expressions of interest to respond to the speakers' talks. If you would like to be considered for a travel bursary, please submit a short statement (max. 300 words) detailing your motivation to do so to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is the 15th of April.
We would like to acknowledge the generosity of the workshop's sponsors: the Analysis Trust, the Scots Philosophical Association, the Society for Women in Philosophy - UK, and the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh.