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Philosophy, Knowledge and Feminist Practices

Avant le 1er juin - Universidad de Alcalá (Espagne)

Date de mise en ligne : [19-03-2013]

Mots-clés : philosophie | féminisme

Organized by : Departament of History and Philosophy, Universidad de Alcalá, Instituto Franklin – UAH and International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh)

General coordinator :

Stella Villarmea, Universidad de Alcalá
Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, June 24-27, 2014

In the last decades, feminist philosophies have made a fruitful exercise of self-criticism. This criticism has helped dismantle and unmask both the monolithic and hegemonic models of personal identity that pervade in our societies and the normative conceptions of rationality that support these models in an implicit but effective way. This line of thought has also contributed, and still contributes, to account for, and make visible new and different conceptions of human identity and, particularly, of gender identity. As a consequence, many different normative conceptions of rationality and identity have appeared to support them. The label “multiculturalism” is a simple way of referring to theses different normative conceptions that, as a matter of fact, cohabit in a conflicting social scenario. Nevertheless, some women have started suffering in their lives the crude and undesired consequences of accepting the facticity with which the normativity of each different culture presents itself. One of the main unresolved tasks of feminist philosophy and politics is to figure it out how to break the walls of this facticity as a first step towards the delegitimation of political and cultural actions that have a sexist import.

The philosophical practice of feminist theory has contributed to the international arena of philosophy with new insights and new approaches. How then can we assess the impact of feminist theories and practices in philosophy and knowledge ? This is one of the challenges of this symposium.

Panels :
1. The influence of feminism in contemporary philosophy
2. Norms and values : knowledge and action
3. Crisis of the subject and political philosophy
4. Bodies, sexualities, and biopolitics
5. Philosophy, motherhoods and feminisms
6. Science, technology, and feminisms
7. The iconic turn : images, arts, and communication
8. Feminist theology
9. Feminist thought without borders : territory, culture, nation

The Organizing Committee invites philosophers and feminist scholars of all disciplines to present 20 minute papers, in English or Spanish. Please submit your abstract (max. 300 words) and a brief biography (100-200 words) via the electronic form you will find here.

Deadline for proposals submission (1st Call) : June 1st, 2013 Further information on the conference is available at :


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