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‘WOMEN IN PARENTHESIS’ AT THE VU AMSTERDAM
21 November 2019
‘Women in parenthesis’ at the VU Amsterdam
On November 21st 2019, Rachael Wiseman and Clare Mac Cumhail, the initiators of the ‘Women in parenthesis’ project, will deliver a public lecture at the VU Amsterdam, which is open to the general public. This project focuses on four women philosophers who met and became friends at Oxford University during WWII: Iris Murdoch, Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, and Mary Midgley. Due to the fact that many men were elsewhere fighting the war, this generation of brilliant women could thrive in ways that might not have been possible otherwise, given the then-prevalent stereotypes against women in intellectual environments. In their lecture, Wiseman and Mac Cumhail will talk about the work of these four influential philosophers as well as the historical context in which they thrived.
Before the evening lecture, we will host a workshop with three talks on women in philosophy in the immediate pre- and post-WWII period.
Speakers and titles
Sander Verhaegh (Tilburg): “Susanne Langer and the American reception of logical positivism”
Chris Meyns (Independent scholar): “Rose Rand: Real and Unreal”
Naomi Kloosterboer (VU/Utrecht): “What Anscombe teaches us in addressing human rational capacities”
EVENING LECTURE (19.30-21.00)
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