Workshop Feminist Philosophy of Technology

E-Mail Adresse für Einreichungen: janina.loh@univie.ac.at
Deadline: 30.07.2018
Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Ort: Vienna
Datum: 25.10.2018
Ende: 26.10.2018 --:--
Veranstaltende Institution: University of Vienna, Department of Philosophy

There has been little attention to feminism and gender issues in mainstream philosophy of technology and vice versa: many feminists have focused on societal matters and relationships without taking into account how technics (i.e. technologies and techniques) shape those societies and relationships.


However, since the beginning of the second-wave feminism by the mid 20th century, a growing awareness of the gravity and urgency for a critical reflection of technology and the sciences within feminist discourses can be observed. But feminist thinkers have not throughout interpreted technology and science as potentially emancipatory and liberating in every respect. In the same breath, the inherent structures of dominance, marginalization, and oppression have been confronted and disqualified within the feminist paradigm. The question of defining and ascribing responsibility in science and technics – regarding for instance the technological transformation of labor, the life in the information society, and the relationship between humans and machines – is essential for this workshop.


We welcome submissions on any – but not limited to – the following issues: critical posthumanism; new materialist feminism; feminist philosophy of technology; techno-, cyber-, xeno feminism; human-machine-interaction; relationships with machines; sexrobotics; the future of work; women, technics, and education; women, technics, and arts. Please submit abstracts of around 500 words.

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