Human Rights. Feminist- and Gender-Philosophical Perspectives
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Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Ende: 17.11.2018 --:--
Veranstaltende Institution: Department of Philosophy, Vienna + SWIP Austria
This symposium explores human rights and emphasizes feminist and gender-philosophical perspectives. It welcomes submissions from all disciplines, sub-disciplines and tendencies inside philosophy as well as interdisciplinary papers and projects.
In recent years especially, international theories of justice and cosmopolitan ethics have addressed questions of justification and implementation of human rights and investigated their moral, political, legal and cultural significance. Nonetheless, the central idea of human rights that all humans are equal still remains not only a major philosophical problem, but also a juridico-political challenge. Hence, we are confronted with a series of fundamental theoretical, as well as practical questions. Especially in the light of the current political developments, namely an authoritarian shift in large parts of Europe and in the United States, the symposium aims at re-discussing, revising and reviving the theoretical status as well as the ethico-political significance of human rights in contemporary debates. By emphasizing a feminist- and gender-philosophical perspective, we especially wish to target problems of gender-related inequality, poverty, and discrimination, but also discuss possible emancipatory strategies.