More on the new Master’s Program on Women in the History of Philosophy and Science at Yeditetepe

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Students who spend up to nine months at the respective partner institution will be offered an opportunity to acquire the Erasmus Certificate in the History of Women Philosophers/History of Philosophy.

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Society for Modern Philosophy: Reflections on Canon

Originally posted on The Mod Squad:

This past spring at the Pacific division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, the Society for Modern Philosophy hosted a panel about the Modern Canon featuring Lisa Shapiro and Justin E. H. Smith.  Despite the panel occurring at dinner time on the final evening of the program, it was well attended, and led to some lively discussion during the Q&A.  I am pleased to share the following documents with anyone who wasn’t able to attend the session.*

Lisa Shapiro: What is a Philosophical Canon

Justin Smith: The ‘Two Libraries Problem’: Poetry, ‘Fancy’, and the Philosophical Canon

The session and subsequent discussion were extremely interesting, and I hope that future SMP panels continue to be as fascinating and thought-provoking.  Joining the society is free, and means receiving a handful of e-mails from me over the course of the year, as well as giving you the opportunity to help plan society events or projects.

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More on reclaiming the role of women in the canon

Originally posted on Feminist Philosophers:

From the Atlantic:

In his first work, published in 1747, Immanuel Kant cites the ideas of another philosopher: a scholar of Newton, religion, science, and mathematics. The philosopher, whose work had been translated into several languages, is Émilie Du Châtelet.

Yet despite her powerhouse accomplishments—and the shout-out from no less a luminary than Kant—her work won’t be found in the 1,000-plus pages of the new edition of The Norton Introduction to Philosophy. In the anthology, which claims to trace 2,400 years of philosophy, the first female philosopher doesn’t appear until the section on writing from the mid-20th century. Or in any of the other leading anthologies used in university classrooms, scholars say.

Also absent are these 17th-century English thinkers: Margaret Cavendish, a prolific writer and natural philosopher; Anne Conway, who discusses the philosophy of Descartes, Hobbes, and Spinoza in The Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy

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Workshop at Bilkent: Three Women Political Philosophers of the Late Enlightenment

Originally posted on Hesperus is Bosphorus:

The Bilkent Philosophy Department is pleased to announce:
Three Women Political Philosophers of the Late Enlightenment.

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Monday 25 May 2015
 Room G160

10.40-11.10: Welcome

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

Respondent: Zubeyde Karadağ, Hacettepe

12.30 – 13.50: Lunch Break

13.50 – 15.20: Alan Coffee, King’s College London: Catharine Macaulay and Neo-Roman Republican Theory”

Respondent: Gül Gültekin, Yeditepe

15.20 – 15.40: Tea Break

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

Respondent: Hatice Karaman, Yeditepe

All welcome. Mild refreshments will be provided.

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Oxford New Histories of Philosophy

A new series edited by Christia Mercer, Eileen O’Neill and Andrew Janiak

Oxford New Histories of Philosophy speaks to a growing concern to broaden and reexamine philosophy’s past. As professional philosophers grapple with the scarcity of women and people of color in their discipline, and as teachers of philosophy struggle to design courses that speak to their students’ diverse interests, there is a palpable need for change. We intend Oxford New Histories of Philosophy to have a major impact on how philosophy is taught and practiced in the English-speaking world. By assuming that our philosophical past can help to invigorate our courses, the series will explore the fascinating twists and turns in philosophy’s rich history. And, by making long-lost readings available, its books will help instructors rethink their standard courses and speak to a new generation of students eager to discover the full breadth and variety of philosophy. Oxford New Histories of Philosophy will be useful to anyone wishing to diversify or rethink a philosophy course or area of research, whether problem related or historical.

Christia Mercer and Andrew Janiak discuss some of the motivations behind the series here.

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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 (sandrineberges@gmail.com).

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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