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Conference at Bilkent 1-4 June: Mary Wollstonecraft.

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The Contribution of Wollstonecraft to Contemporary Issues in Philosophy

1-2 June 2017 Bilkent University (Room A130)
3-4 June 2017 Cappadocia.

Mary Wollstonecraft worked primarily on social and political philosophy, with an emphasis on republicanism, education and women’s rights. But she also touched on other topics: slavery, aesthetics, marriage, work, family, masculinity, virtue, reason, passions, theology and epistemology.

The driving motivation for this workshop is not primarily to develop Wollstonecraft scholarship, but to show how the issues she discussed are still philosophically relevant and that her arguments sometimes can cast light on contemporary problems. A second aim is to show that the study of women philosophers of the past is a highly productive part of academic philosophy, and to model how it may be done.


Sarah Hutton (York)
Hatice Nur Erkizan (Muğla)

Sandrine Bergès (Bilkent)
Laura Brace (Leicester)
Alan Coffee (KCL)
Özlem Duva (Dokuz Eylül)
Patrick Fessenbecker (Bilkent)
Burcu Gürkan (İstanbul Şehir)
Zübeyde Karadağ Thorpe (Hacettepe)
Lucas Thorpe (Boğaziçi)
Saniye Vatansever (Yeditepe)
Roberta Wedge
Gözde Yıldırım (Boğaziçi)

Detailed program, abstracts and commentators will soon be announced here.

This project is funded through a Newton mobility fellowship.
The workshop is organized by Sandrine Bergès and Alan Coffee, in co-operation with the Department of Philosophy at Bilkent.

Mary on the Green


Written by Sandrine Berges

April 13, 2017 at 12:18 pm

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