7th June 2013

There will be a SWIP mentoring session in Newman House, St. Stephen's Green on 7 June 2013. It will be an opportunity for women philosophers to get together to discuss issues facing women in philosophy. It will also be an opportunity for postgraduates and postdocs to get advice about issues like publishing, careers, applications, conferences and teaching.

The timetable for the day will be as follows:

2.30-3pm Tea
3-5pm Mentoring Session
7pm Dinner at Maria Baghramian's House (Rathmines)

It is essential to RSVP to this event. Please send  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  an email if you would like to attend the mentoring session and/or the dinner. All are welcome.

SWIP-I Conference and General Meeting Programme

1-2 March, 2013, Newman House, Dublin

Friday 1st March, 2013

Welcome & Opening Remarks


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Birgit Schippers (St. Mary’s University College/ Queens University)
“Affective States: Rethinking Violence, Ethical Responsibility, and the Social Ontology of the Human”


Dr. Áine Kelly (University College Dublin)
“Marriage and Moral Perfectionism in Siri Hustvedt and Stanley Cavell”

3.30pm Tea/Coffee

Dr. Clara Fischer (Trinity College Dublin)
“Epistemic Injustice: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking”


Dr. Luna Dolezal (Trinity College Dublin)
“The Malleable Body and the Case of Aimee Mullins”

6pm Drinks / Dinner


Saturday 2nd March


Session on Edith Stein



Dr. Mette Lebech (NUI Maynooth)
“Stein's Philosophy of Mind in her Earliest Published Works" 


Tim Burns (University College Dublin)
“Communal Experiences: Edith Stein's Theory of Group Experiences in Light of a Spanish Fire-Walking Ritual”


Pegah Lashgarlou (University College Dublin)
"Empathy: Facing the Broken Mirror of Meaning”

11.15am Coffee/Tea 


Dedicated Postgraduate Work in Progress Session



Nuala Walsh (University College Dublin)
“Ayn Rand, Individualism and Feminism”


Meline Papazian (University College Dublin)
“Is Empathy Necessary to Understand the Other's Point of View?”


Siobhan Doyle (University College Dublin)
“The Philosophy of Self: Reflections of Plotinus’ Metaphysics in the Philosophical Ideas of Søren Kierkegaard”

1pm – 2.30pm



Discuss and Vote on SWIP Constitution


Election of Interim Committee (if agreed)




Mentoring Session and Discussion






Hosted by the School of Philosophy,
University College Dublin

November 9-11, 2012 Gresham Hotel, Dublin


Topic: Politics and Women Across Philosophical Traditions

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