Women in the History of Philosophy workshop

Women in the History of Philosophy

A Workshop presented by the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University
in the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium’s conference series

12-13 September 2014
University of Pennsylvania
Cohen Hall 402

Friday, 12 September 2014
3:00pm - 5:00pm: KEYNOTE, in conjunction with Penn Philosophy Colloquium Series
Lisa Shapiro (Simon Fraser University)
"Gabrielle Suchon's 'Neutralist':
The Status of Women and the Invention of Autonomy"
Saturday, 13 September 2014
9:30am - 10:45am: PAPER
Marcy P. Lascano (California State University Long Beach)
"Monism and Individuation in Cavendish and Conway"
10:45am - 11:00am: BREAK
11:00am - 12:15pm: PAPER
Daniel Fryer (University of Pennsylvania)
"Margaret Cavendish on Religious Toleration"
12:15pm - 1:15pm: LUNCH
1:15pm - 2:30pm: PAPER
Carlos Santana (University of Pennsylvania)
"'Two opposite things placed near each other, are the better discerned':
Philosophical readings of Cavendish's literary output"
2:30pm - 2:45pm: BREAK
2:45pm - 4:00pm: PAPER
Sandrine Berges (Bilkent University)
"Sophie de Grouchy on the cost of domination in the Letters on Sympathy
and two anonymous articles in Le Républicain"
4:00pm - 4:15pm: BREAK
4:15pm - 4:30pm: PRESENTATION
Helen Hattab (University of Houston)
"Update on Early Modern and Medieval Philosophy
for Women Researchers project"
4:30pm - 5:30pm: ROUNDTABLE discussion on teaching women in the history of philosophy
Karen Detlefsen (University of Pennsylvania)
Nabeel Hamid (University of Pennsylvania)
Julie Klein (Villanova University)
Michaela Manson (Simon Fraser University)

2014-15 Discussion Groups

The GPPC sponsors the following discussion groups:

Asian and Comparative Philosophy Discussion Group
Every Wednesday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Anderson Hall 322
West Chester University
700 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Book Details:
Fall 2014:
Gay Watson, A Philosophy of Emptiness
(Glasgow, UK: Reaktion Books, 2014)

Winter/Spring 2015:
Antoine Panaioti, Nietzsche and Buddhist Philosophy
(Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Charlotte Moore cmoore@wcupa.edu.

Epistemology Discussion Group - Work in Progress
Check main page for meeting times.
Papazian, Room 325
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Peter Bauman, Department of Philosophy, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081, pbauman1@swarthmore.edu or phone: 610.328.8433.

Email or call for confirmation, more information and directions to the meeting place and information for subsequent discussion meetings.

Philosophy of Religion Discussion Group
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Greaton Room
Barbelin-Lonergan Building, 116
Saint Joseph’s University

9/10, 10/8, 11/12, 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8

Book Details:
Fall 2014:
David Bentley Hart, The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss
(New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014)

Winter/Spring 2015:
Adriaan Peperzak, Trust: Who or What Might Support Us?
(New York: Fordham University Press, 2013)

Joseph Godfrey, Saint Joseph’s University, jgodfrey@sju.edu

Philadelphia Philosophy of Psychiatry Working Group
Meets about once a month to discuss publications in philosophy of psychiatry and works in progress by group members.

Saturdays, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dates: Oct 18 and Nov 8, future dates TBD
Location: Drexel Library, St. Joseph's University, Room 214

Ginger Hoffman, St. Joseph's University, ginger.hoffman@sju.edu.

Philosophy of Science Discussion Group
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month to discuss a colleague’s work in progress or to discuss readings that are of particular interest to participants.

6:15pm - 7:45pm
Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science
431 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Miriam Solomon, Temple University, msolomon@temple.edu or Gary Hatfield, University of Pennsylvania, hatfield@sas.upenn.edu.

For more information visit History and Philosophy of Science.

2014-15 Program

The GPPC is pleased to announce its 2014-15 program of events. All GPPC events are open to the public and, except where otherwise noted, free of charge.

Calendar of Events

Click on any of the following events for more information.

Women in the History of Philosophy - September 12-13, 2014

GPPC Public Issues Forum: Ethics in Business - September 27, 2014

Happiness Ancient and Modern - November 7-8, 2014
Community Lecture: Robert Louis Stevenson and Friendship - January 29, 2015
APRIL 2015
Queer Philosophy - April 18, 2015

Philosophy on Film Series 2015 - April 2, 9 & 20, 2015

Please also note our ongoing Philosophy Discussion Groups:

Philosophy Discussion Groups
Asian and Comparative Philosophy Discussion Group - West Chester University
Epistemology Group - Work in Progress - Swarthmore College
Philosophy of Religi­on Discussion Group - Saint Joseph's University
Philadelphia Philosophy of Psychiatry Working Group - Saint Joseph's University
Philosophy of Science Discussion Group - Phila Area Center for the History of Science

More information on these is available under Discussion Groups and in periodic updates on the home page.

Philosophy on Film Series

Philosophy on Film Series 2015
Contemporary Chinese Films: Identity, History, and Change

Sponsored by the GPPC and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

Two consecutive Thursdays and a Monday
7pm - 10pm
Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 West Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Fee: $30.00 per person (for the whole series)
Registration opens on March 1, 2015.
Register on the BMFI website: http://brynmawrfilm.org/education/

Thursday, April 2: Fallen Angels
(Duo luo tian shi, Hong Kong 1995) Directed by Kar Wai Wong
Presenter: Haili Kong (Swarthmore)

Thursday, April 9: A Touch of Sin
(Tian zhi ding, China 2013)
Directed by Jia Zhang-ke
Presenter: Kathleen Wright (Haverford)

Monday, April 20: The Fourth Portrait
(Di si zhang hua, Taiwan 2010)
Directed by Mong-Hong Chung
Presenter: Xiajue Wang (University of Pennsylvania)

Marc Moreau: moreau@lasalle.edu
Kathleen Wright: kwright@haverford.edu

Queer Philosophy

Queer Philosophy

Saturday, April 18, 2015
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Auditorium of the Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA

Speakers: Lee Edelman (Tufts University)
"The Queerness of Freedom: Slavery, Philosophy, and Psychoanalysis"

Jack Halberstam (University of Southern California)
"The Queer and the Wild"

Kyoo Lee (John Jay College, City University of New York)
"Metaqueerphysics: an Obscure-Distinct Idea (une id√©e distincte-obscure)”

Chair: Roger Florka (Ursinus College)

Commentator: E. Simon Ruchti (West Chester University)

Contact: Roger Florka, Ursinus College rflorka@ursinus.edu

Community Lecture

Community Lecture:
Robert Louis Stevenson and Friendship

Thursday, January 29, 2015
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cherry Hill Library
1100 Kings Highway North
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Speaker: Andrew Payne, Associate Professor of Philosophy (Saint Joseph's University) Contact: Andrew Payne, apayne@sju.edu


An ongoing calendar of greater Philadelphia area philosophy events sponsored by the GPPC and its member institutions.