Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Cfp: "Feminism, Science, and Values," International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh), University of Western Ontario, June 25-28, 2010.
The organizing committee invites papers from all areas of philosophy related to the theme of the conference: 'Feminism, Science, and Values.' We especially welcome papers from graduate students. There are many possible topics, the following being just a small sample: · Questions about the content of science; the evaluation of hypotheses; the uses of science; the idea of “value-free science”; the regulation and control of science; the funding of science; science as oppressor of the disadvantaged; science as a liberator of the disadvantaged; science for the people; science and democracy; the “collapse” of the is/ought distinction; the relationship between ethical and epistemic norms; the role of ethics in deciding what sorts of science to pursue; the role of science in the resolution of ethical questions. · Questions about concepts of sex/gender, race, intelligence, sexuality, sociobiology, health and disease, normalcy, etc., possibly discussed via specific examples and case studies. · Historical studies of the relationship between science and feminist thought. · Discussions of philosophy’s role in supporting modes of thought that perpetuate bad practices and discussions of philosophy’s emancipatory potential for women and others. Submissions of long abstracts (750-1000 words) are invited (for eventual presentation of papers that are no more than 3000 words and 20 minutes maximum reading time). Please email your abstract as a double-spaced Word or RTF attachment, prepared for anonymous review, which requires that you remove all identifying-author tags from your document content and file properties. Send the e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include within it (not in the abstract) your full contact information. Deadline: Midnight Eastern time August 15, 2009. More information will be available about the conference on our website: www.uwo.ca/iaph2010.