When: Thu, 21.01.2021 2:00 PM until Fri, 22.01.2021 7:00 PM
Where: Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, 20416 Hamburg
If the aim of the feminist movement is the amelioration of the social position of women, feminism needs to presuppose an understanding of what women are – and how they may be distinguished from men. At least since Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex (1949) the question “What is a Woman?” has been debated in feminist philosophy. It is widely agreed that an answer to this question should avoid biological determinism, thereby vindicating the distinction between the (biological) sex and the (social) gender of a person. The sex/gender distinction, in turn, has led to much debate how to understand the two concepts, in particular that of gender, and critiques of this distinction altogether.
During the two-day workshop and lecture we will bring together different philosophers who approach the question "What is a Woman?" from different traditions. The first part of the event will be the first annual SWIP-Hamburg Lecture, which will be given by Professor Esa Díaz-León (Barcelona) on "An inclusive account of 'woman'". The lecture will be pre-recorded, interested persons can get in contact with Kira Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) in order to get the link.
The workshop will take place on Thursday and Friday, January /21st/22nd via Zoom: Esa Díaz-León, Hilkje Hänel, Esther Neuhann and Katja Stoppenbrink will give presentations. These will be followed by a short commentary and then there will be an opportunity for more detailed discussion.
The event is organized by the Hamburg Group of SWIP (Society for Women in Philosophy) Germany.
Interested persons can get in contact with Kira Meyer (email@example.com) in order to get the Zoom link.