Symposium at Bilkent 25 May- Three Women Political Philosophers of the Late Enlightenment

Originally posted on Hesperus is Bosphorus:

On the occasion of a visit by Dr Martina Reuter (University of Jyväskylä) and Dr Alan Coffee (King’s College London) the Department of Philosophy at Bilkent is hosting a symposium on the work of three philosophers of the late eighteenth century.

If you would like to participate in the event as a respondent, please get in touch with me (

Here is, below, the provisional program.

Three women political philosophers of the late Enlightenment.

Monday 25 May 2015.

Room G160

10.40-11.10: Welcome

11.10 – 12.30: Martina Reuter: “The role of passions in Wollstonecraft’s concept of virtue”

12.30 – 13.50: Lunch Break

13.50 – 15.20: Alan Coffee: “Catharine Macaulay and Neo-Roman Republican Theory”

15.20 – 15.40: Tea Break

15.40 – 17.00: Sandrine Berges: “ Phlipon Roland’s Rural Republicanism”

Abstracts will be posted soon and drafts of the papers will be available to respondents.

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Women in the History of Philosophy at Helsinki, June 15-16

With papers by Ruth Hagengruber, Miira Tuominen, Lisa Shapiro,Karen Detlefsen, Sarah Hutton, Nora Hämäläinen,Robin Wang, Robin May Schott, Naoko Saito, and a panel of the Association of Women and Feminist Philosophers in Finland.

Full program here

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Early Modern Women Philosophers Email List

In the context of a SSHRC partnership development grant directed at developing networks and resources to promote the development of New Narratives in the History of Philosophy, and in particular narratives that include women, Lisa Shapiro has started an email list. The purpose of the list is to exchange information on events and activities around early modern women philosophers. You can join the list by sending an email to  with subscribe in the subject line . You will be sent a confirmation email. To complete the subscription process, click Reply in your email client and send the reply. Do not edit the subject line. If the confirmation was successful, you will get a welcome message from the maillist.

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Modern Women philosophers at the BSHP York, 9 April

The Annual British Society for the History of Philosophy Conference held at York 9-11 April features several talks (one and half symposia) on women philosophers. Unfortunately, the symposia run in parallel sessions, so you’ll have to choose between Metaphysics and Political philosophy.

Thursday 9 April, 11.20-12.40, lecture theatre: 

Symposium: Early Modern Rejections of Dualism: From Materialism to Idealism (2)

Tom Stoneham, ‘Some undervalued reactions to Descartes: Princess Elisabeth, Henry More and Margaret Cavendish’

Emily Thomas, ‘Anne Conway’s Vitalism and Process Metaphysics’

Chair: Sarah Hutton

Thursday 9 April, 9.40-11, Treehouse room.

Symposium: Women and Republicanism (1)

Sandrine Berges ‘Sophie de Grouchy and the cost of domination’

Alan Coffee ‘Macaulay and Wollstonecraft: Two Concepts of Republican Liberty’

Chair: Sarah Hutton

Thursday 9 April, 11.20-12.40, Treehouse room.

Symposium: Women and Republicanism (2)

Lena Halldenius, ‘Mary Wollstonecraft and Feminist Republicanism’

Martina Reuter ‘Wollstonecraft’s concept of duty’

Chair: James Clark

The full program is here

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History of women philosophers and scientists at Yeditepe, Istanbul.

The Department of Philosophy at Yeditepe, Istanbul, is offering, jointly with the University of Paderborn, the world’s first Master’s program in the History of Women Philosophers.

The Department of philosophy will host an event to present the new program Joint Master Program on 9th April. The German Minister for Innovation, Science, and Research of Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, Frau Svenja Schulze, will attend the opening and  Prof. Dr. Ruth Hagengruber, head of Paderborn Philosophy Department, will give a talk entitled “2600 Years History of Women Philosophers”. The event will take place in German and Turkish – program below. Everybody welcome, please share!


yeditepe program

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A Feminist Perspective on Virtue Ethics – new book

This is shameless self-promotion, but my new book is out!


Here’s the blurb from the publisher’s website:

The writings of women philosophers have often been neglected in the discipline of virtue ethics. In this historical survey of feminist virtue ethics, Sandrine Berges redresses the balance by focusing on key writings of important women philosophers, including Perictione, Heloise, Christine de Pizan, Mary Wollstonecraft and Sophie de Grouchy. A Feminist Perspective on Virtue Ethics first applies the findings of its historical survey to questions on the ethics of care, gender and the public life, and global justice. In what follows, it is argued that the ethical theorizing of women in the past can and should be brought to bear on current philosophical debates.

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IAPh in Monash – July 2016.

The next symposium for the International Association of Women Philosophers will take place in Monash 7-10 July 2016. It is organised by Karen Green and Jacqueline Broad.

The focus is on the history of women in philosophy (although submissions on other topics are also encouraged) and the invited speakers are Moira Gatens, Ruth Hagengruber, Sally Haslanger and Lisa Shapiro.

More details on the conference here.

The call for 300 words abstracts by 30 September 2015 is here.

Hope to see many of you there!

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