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Lecture Series Women in Philosophy Bayreuth

Women are underrepresented in philosophy. The aim of this lecture series is to promote the visibility of women philosophers and celebrate their contribution to the discipline. The lectures also create a friendly space for the public discussion of gender inequality.

This lecture series is being funded thanks to the support of the Stabsabteilung Chancengleichheit of the University of Bayreuth.

Organisation: Prof. Dr. Alice Pinheiro Walla

The lectures will be held either in English or German and are open to everyone to attend. Join us in the discussion!

Feminist Reading Group 

Next to the lecture series „Women in Philosophy“ is constituted by the „Feminist Reading Group“. The regular meetings throughout the semester focus on all topics concerning gender. They are a room for open discussion about gender inequality and social grievances, working with contemporary literature addressing these problems but also referring to feminist classics.

Topics covered so far in the Feminist Reading Group:
  • "Entitled" by Kate Manne - How male privilege hurts women
  • "Das andere Geschlecht" by Simone de Beauvoir - What does it mean to be a woman?
  • Radical and moderate philosophical views of pornography 
  • Miranda Fricker on hermeneutical injustice

Summer Semester 2020

14. July 2020

Sexism and Racism in Philosophy. Enlightenment and the Narration of of Male & White Supremacy

  • Prof. Dr. Susan Arndt  | University of Bayreuth

Winter Semester 2019/20

In winter 2019/20, there will be a Women in Philosophy Conference on December 02 and 03.

Past Lectures

23. July 2019

Unpaid and Owned by Others: On Women and Ownership of Money

  • Dr. Eyja Brynjarsdóttir  | University of Iceland

11. July 2019

Negligence, Mens Rea and what we want the element of Mens Rea to provide

  • Prof. Dr. Marcia Baron  | Indiana University

07. May 2019 (S5 (GW II)

What is the Opposite of Political Corruption?

  • Prof. Dr. Emanuela Ceva | University of Pavia

29. January 2019

The Social Epistemology of Argumentation

  • Prof. Dr. Catarina Dutilh Novaes | Amsterdam

22. January 2019

Towards a Politics of Flourishing

  • Dr. Avigail Ferdman  | Hebrew University of Jerusalem

05. June 2018
Revolution and Republicanism. The Women Political Philosophers of the late 18th Century and Why They Matter

  • Prof. Dr. Sandrine Berges  | Bilkent University, Turkey

29. May 2018

Beyond the Biofuel Hype: A Gendered Approach to Livelihood Studies

  • Danielle Scheil, M.A. | Bayreuth

23. May 2018 (2-4 pm, H 27, GW II. Registration required!)

W.E.B. Du Bois' Critique of American Democracy during the Jim Crow Era: The Limitations of Rawls and Honneth

  • Workshop with Dr. Elvira Basevich | University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA

14. May 2018

On Truth, Lying, and Bullshit

  • Prof. Dr. Anita Leirfall  | Bergen, Norway

17. April 2018

Epistemic Autonomy

  • Prof. Dr. Monika Betzler  | LMU Munich

21. November 2017

Emotion and Affect in Feminist Philosophy

  • Dr. Clara Fischer  | University College Dublin

July 4, 2017 (18:15 - 19:45, room H 17, NW II)

Soft Option oder Karrierekiller? Feministische Philosophie, epistemische Ungerechtigkeit und akademische Praxis


Webmaster: Juniorprofessor Alice Pinheiro Walla

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