Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Post-Conference Reflections

In the keynote panel "Hypatia Founders Reflect on Rationality, Science, and Epistemic Humility," Helen Longino provided a delicious retrospective on the ways in which Hypatia papers have expanded classical "S knows that p" epistemologies in ways that address feminist concerns about: how objects of knowledge are conceptualized (as objects of domination/intervention); forms of epistemic-cum-ethical responsibility; relations other than knowledge (such as love and care); as well as relationships between embodied knowers and their communities (including relationships of trust).

Amazingly, I found the wisdom of these theoretical perspectives to be reflected in the discursive interactions between conference goers - interactions characterized by respect, care, and trust. And, I learned so much from recurring conversations (at the Equity Workshop and elsewhere) about the multifaceted ways in which feminist philosophers, as embodied knowers, have and plan to navigate within the larger philosophical community. Thanks to all for such a meaningful and positive conference experience - from both theoretical and professional points of view.

Do you have post-conference reflections you'd like to share? Please provide them in the "comments."

You may also find post-conference discussion on the Feminist Philosophers Blog here and here!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Congratulatory Wishes

Louise Antony writes: "Idea: What if people like me, who can't come to the conference, but still want to get in on it somehow, sent congratulatory cards or e-cards that you might post on a board, or string up in some way, at the conference? I'd be willing to send the suggestion to the SWIP-list, if you wouldn't mind being on the receiving end. If you like the idea, let me know, and tell me whether to ask people to send their cards electronically, or by paper, and who to send them to."

A great idea! To make congratulatory wishes, please make a comment on this post.

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