*Feminism, Science, and Values*
June 25-28, 2010
The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
In June 2010, the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh)
(http://www.iaph-philo.org/ ) will be meeting at The University of
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
· 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 [email protected], and include
within it (not in the abstract) your full contact information.
More information will be available about the conference on our website,
/Deadline: Midnight Eastern time August 15, 2009. /