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Call IAPH: Women and Philosophy in the Era of Globalization: Past, Present, and Future.

28 Febbraio 2018

The XVIIth Symposium of the International Association of Women Philosophers

Women and Philosophy in the Era of Globalization: Past, Present, and Future.


To be held at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 10-12 August 2018

Founded in 1976, the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh) is an organization committed to promoting discussion, interaction, and cooperation among women in philosophy worldwide. The IAPh’s XVIIth symposium will be held immediately preceding the World Congress of Philosophy taking place in Beijing, and proposes to celebrate women’s diverse historical and contemporary contributions to philosophy, and to highlight the work of female philosophers in all branches of philosophical and feminist inquiry. We particularly invite papers that reflect on globalization and the history of women’s engagement with philosophy and feminism in Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australasia, Africa, and elsewhere, during the past forty-two years, and back to the earliest periods. The conference theme, ‘Women and Philosophy in the Era of Globalization’ is intended to capture the broad scope of contemporary research on historical women philosophers, on feminist ethics, aesthetics, and politics, and on questions of feminist epistemology in multiple cultures. Submissions in other areas of philosophy and feminist theory are also welcome.

Invited speakers:

Professor Tan Lin, All-China Women’s Federation, China

Professor Nancy Tuana, Penn State University, USA


Abstracts of no more than 300 words, accompanied by a biographical note of 100 2 words, should be sent to the organizers ( or by 28 February 2018. Acceptances will be sent out by mid April 2018.

In addition, in to aid us in organizing the conference into coherent streams, please choose at least one descriptor from those provided below, and include your choice(s) with your abstract.

1. Women in History of Philosophy: (Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, Enlightenment, Nineteenth-century, Twentieth-century)

2 Contemporary Women and Philosophy: New Issues and Visions (Feminist Theory and/or Philosophy of European, Asian, African, American, Australasian Feminisms)

3 Knowledge, Science, and Politics (Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Politics, Philosophy of Mind, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Language)

4 Gender and Value (Meta-ethics, Ethics, Bioethics, Environmental Ethics, Aesthetics)

5 Marxist Philosophy and Women’s Development (Development theories of Human Beings, Theory of Women’s Development, Women’s Emancipation, Women and Capitalism, Women and Market, Transnational Feminism, Women’s Situations in the era of Globalization)

6 The Future for Women and Philosophy (Future of Feminist Philosophy, Women’s Future in Philosophy, Women and Future Philosophy)

Suggestions for panels (with three speakers per panel) are also welcome. For this conference the IAPh expect that the principal languages will be English and Chinese. Should speaks prefer to present in one of the other official languages of the organization, German and Spanish please contact the organizers.

For further details see:

To contact the organizers,

email: iaph-symposium[at] or[at]



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