Wittgenstein & Feminism - Ordinary Language Philosophy’s Contribution to Feminist Theory & Practice

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Deadline: 01.12.2020
Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Ort: Université Paris1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris
Datum: 26.03.2021
Ende: 27.03.2021 --:--
Veranstaltende Institution: Paris 1; Bergen Network for Women in Philosophy

International Conference and Graduate Workshops

Over the past thirty years, we have seen what a rich resource Wittgenstein’s philosophy can be for feminist epistemology and praxis. By emphasizing the myriad ways we use language in different contexts, Wittgenstein’s work encourages its readers to pay attention to the particularities of ordinary, situated uses of language and to the complexities attendant upon our linguistic practices. In fact, Wittgenstein conceived of language itself as a practice, and philosophy’s task as that of describing and making explicit the ways in which language and reality intertwine. Philosophy should not then seek to explain the metaphysical foundations of language, but to clarify the forms of our speech, the functions speech fulfills in different contexts, and the ways in which speech permits people to come together.

Besides the conference, there will be workshops that involve close discussion of pre-circulated papers in small groups, each featuring one of our keynotes. We particularly welcome submissions that touch upon the themes of the conference.


We invite submissions from women and members of all other marginalized gender identities.

Applications for both the conference and workshops are due by December 1st, 2020.


You find more information on the detailed CfP attached.

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