Announcement & Call for Respondents: Edinburgh Women in Philosophy Spring Workshop

The Edinburgh Women in Philosophy Group is proud to announce its fifth annual Spring Workshop on Ignorance and Underrepresentation on Tuesday the 10th of March 2015 at the University of Edinburgh. We will be learning form Janet Kourany about the social construction of ignorance via a masterclass in the morning, followed up by four talks on the general theme of ignorance and underrepresentation by an interdisciplinary panel of philosophers and sociologists of science. Each talk will be followed by a response from a postgraduate student.

Confirmed speakers are:
Janet Kourany (Philosophy, Notre Dame)
Elinor Mason (Philosophy, Edinburgh)
Pablo Schyfter (STIS, Edinburgh)
Alessandra Tanesini (Philosophy, Cardiff)

For a full schedule of the workshop, see the following page:

To register the event, please send an email to the following address:
The deadline for registration is the 1st of March. Places are limited and registration will close when they are filled, so please register early if you intend to attend.

We invite postgraduate students to submit expressions of interest to respond to the speakers’ talks. To express your interests, simply submit a short statement (max. 300 words) detailing your motivation to do so to the following address:
The deadline for submissions is the 10th of February. Partial compensation for travel/accommodation may be available. If interested in compensation, please indicate that with relevant details in the email.

This event is part of the IASH grant “Philosophy of the Natural and Human Sciences” held at Eidyn  ( and sponsored by the Scots Philosophical Association.


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