Yeditepe University, Department of Philosophy
Istanbul, May 5-6th 2016
The workshop is organized in the frameworks of the newly instituted hub “Turkish European Network for the Study of Women in Philosophy” and of the newly instituted Joint Master Program “History of Women Philosophers/History of Philosophy” (University of Paderborn-Yeditepe University Istanbul). The overall aim of these two projects is the study of women philosophers and of the changes in the canonical history of philosophy resulting from a thorough consideration of the women contribution. Within this broader framework, this workshop addresses the women philosophers’ contribution to a particularly relevant topic: the notion of autonomy. Autonomy, together with its cognate concepts (self-determination, self-mastery, self-government etc.), is among the central concepts across the whole history and the whole spectrum of the philosophical debate, yet the women philosophers’ contribution to its development has been seldom investigated.
For the list of participant, see here.
You are warmly invited to a day-long workshop on the interaction between philosophy and art. The event will take place on the UNESCO World Philosophy Day, November 19, 2015 in G-160. The program is as follows:
09:40 Patrick Fessenbecker “Sympathy, Vocation, and Moral Deliberation in George Eliot”
10:40 Sandrine Berges “Cannibalism, Rape and Liberty in Margaret Cavendish’s Fantasy and Science Fiction”
11:40 William Coker “New Mythology: the Poet as Philosopher”
14:40 Ayşe Çelikkol “Dickens and Organic Form”
15:40 Bill Wringe “Inconsistent Stories, Shady Characters and Fictional Realism”
16:40 Saniye Vatansever “The Cognitive Basis of Aesthetic Pleasure in Kant”
Come and check out our new website!
A colleague in Boğazici, Istanbul, alerted me to the fact that an early American analytic philosopher once worked there.
Eleanor Bisbee, born in 1893 in New Jersey began her career as a philosopher in the US, studying for a PhD at the University of Cincinatti in 1929, and then working there as assistant professor and later acting chair in the Philosophy department from 1930 to 1931. Around 1931, she took up a job as Professor of philosophy at Robert College and the American College for Girls, Istanbul (Robert College is now Boğazici). She worked there till 1942, and during that time published a number of articles in analytic philosophy.
In 1942, she returned to the US and wrote several books on Turkish politics, until her death in 1956. Her papers including correspondence are hosted at the Hoover Institution Archives in Stanford, California. Their webpage contains an inventory as well as…
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I’m announcing this conference a bit late as the CfA is past, but I’m posting it as there a section on the history of feminism, gender and women’s studies so might be of interest to those readers who find themselves in Ankara this coming october.
Here is the poster: