Call for Abstracts for a Conference: Feminist Ethics in Theory and Practice: Challenging practices in contested domains

Submission deadline: September 20, 2016

Conference date(s):
December 2, 2016 - December 4, 2016

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Conference Venue:

SWIP Ireland and NUI Galway
Galway, Ireland

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Call for Abstracts

Society for Women in Philosophy, Ireland

5th Annual Conference and General Meeting

2-4 December 2016, NUI Galway, Ireland

Conference Theme: Feminist Ethics in Theory and Practice: Challenging practices in contested domains

Recent decades have seen increasing interest in feminist perspectives in ethics. Alternative approaches to ethical theory and practical moral concerns have led to the questioning of traditional approaches and have enriched the landscape of ethical reflection in both established and emerging areas of interest.

The Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland is inviting contributions to a conference on the topic of “Challenging practices in contested domains: feminist ethics in theory and practice”, December 2-4, 2016. Papers might address, but are not limited to, feminist considerations with regard to the following topics:

-       Care ethics and relational ethics

-       Narrative Ethics

-       Moral imagination

-       ethics and vulnerability

-        ethics and philosophy of literature

-       The ethics of empowerment and marginalisation

-       Ethical concerns with regard to disability, reproduction, genetics, information technologies, the environment, animals, biology

Professor Alice Crary (New School for Social Research) 

Professor Mary Donnelly (University College Cork)

Professor Jackie Leach Scully  (Newcastle University)

are keynote speakers at the conference. Papers related to any aspect of their work are also welcome. 

The focus of the conference is primarily philosophical, however, interdisciplinary papers combining philosophy with, among others, healthcare perspectives, sociology, gender studies, cultural studies, politics, or medical humanities are welcome. People of all genders are welcome to contribute!

The most recent conferences in the SWIP Ireland conference series addressed “Ways of Knowing: Feminist epistemology and philosophy of science” (2015) and “Women’s Bodies” (2014). For further information on SWIP Ireland, see Galway is a university town in the West of Ireland with good travel connections from Dublin and Shannon.

Presentations will be 20 minutes plus discussion. There is the possibility of submissions for shorter panel presentations.

Abstract submission: September 20, 2016, to [email protected], with the header “CFA SWIP Ireland conference”

Individual abstracts: Please submit an anonymised abstract of 250-400 words and provide separate contact details.

Panel submissions: Please submit an anonymised panel description of 400-600 words, including the proposed individual contributions on the panel theme. List the proposed contributors and the corresponding author’s contact details separately.

Notification of acceptance: October 2, 2016

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