EWPG Spring Workshop 2018

EWPG’s Spring Workshop on Philosophy of Love, Family and Relationships is on 22nd May 2018. Everyone’s welcome! This fancy poster contains the schedule for the event:32163822_10214360907568991_5449140646134677504_n


The New Enlightenment Lecture with Helen Beebee


The EWPG New Enlightenment Lecture took place on the 5th of Decmber 2017. Helen Beebee  discussed the  commonly asked question, “What’s the Point of Philosophy?” Bebee discussed how it might not be be knowledge at all. In line with David Lewis, she proposed that the point of philosophy might be coherent, stable, comprehensive bodies of philosophical opinion. The talk was attended by a number of philosophy faculty members and postgraduate students of the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences of the University of Edinburgh.

Before the talk, some memebers of the philosophy faculty and many PPLS postgraduates gathered at a round table  with Helen Beebee to dsicuss participation of women in philosophy and the possible ways to improve the status quo.

Later, PPLS postgraduates and faculty members joined Helen Beebee for dinner, and carried on with their discussion on minorities in philosophy and the purpose of philosophy.



Diversity Reading List

A big thank to Simon Folk  and various section editors for putting together this great Diversity Reading List!

In the Diversity Reading List website, you can find a collection of high quality texts in philosophy written from
under-represented groups.

But there’s more! For each entry you can find a brief summary of the text, specifying its difficulty as well as its possible use, e.g., whether you could use it as introductory reading, or as a specialised reading.

So, next time you are working on a syllabus, you should check this out!

2016 Spring Workshop on The Objectification of Women – Announcement & Call for Respondents

The Edinburgh Women in Philosophy Group is proud to announce its 6th Spring Workshop on The Objectification of Women on Friday 22nd April 2016 at University of Edinburgh.

This year we will be focusing on the general theme of objectification of the women, and how it relates to, for instance, pornography and motherhood. Each talk will be followed by a response from a postgraduate student.

Confirmed speakers are:
Katharine Jenkins (Sheffield, Cambridge, Nottingham)
Kathleen Stock (Sussex)
Fiona Woollard (Southampton)
Aidan McGlynn (Edinburgh)

We invite postgraduate students to submit expressions of interest to respond to the speakers’ talks. To express your interest, simply submit a short statement (max. 300 words) detailing your motivation to do so to the following address:

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The deadline for submission is: 1st April 2016

Access Information:
The event will take place in the Appleton Tower, room LT3. This room is fully weelchair accessible. For further information on the venue you can see: http://www.docs.csg.ed.ac.uk/EstatesBuildings/Development/Access%20Guides/Appleton%20Tower%20Guide%20to%20Access.pdf
If you have any specific requirements, please email giada.fratantonio@gmail.com and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.

Details will be online soon!

2015 New Enlightenment Lecture

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The 2015 New Enlightenment Lecture will be delivered by Professor Alison Wylie (University of Washington/Durham University) on 14th December 2015.

After a roundtable discussion on issues surrounding underrepresentation in philosophy, Professor Alison Wylie will give a lecture on “What Knowers Know Well: Why feminism matters, for archeology for example”.

*Everyone* is welcome (and encouraged) to attend!!


15:00 – 15:50 Roundtable Discussion
Panel: Prof. Alison Wylie, Prof. Emily Brady, Prof. Susan Brison, Dr. Aidan McGlynn, Dr Suilin Lavelle.
16:00 – 17:30 New Enlightenment Lecture given by Professor Alison Wylie
18:00 Dinner at Hotel Du Vin (for those who have registered online)

Organisers: Anna Ortin Nadal, Giada Fratantonio, Prof. Michela Massimi

The 2015 New Enlightenment Lecture is made possible by the generous financial support of the Scots Philosophical Association, and the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences and the Department of Philosophy.