Human Rights. Feminist and Gender-Philosophical Perspectives

Cooperative Symposium

 

University of Vienna, Department of Philosophy and Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP Austria)
Friday 16th and Saturday 17th November 2018

 

In recent years especially, international theories of justice and cosmopolitan ethics have addressed questions of justification and implementation of human rights and investigated their moral, political, legal and cultural significance. Nonetheless, the central idea of human rights that all humans are equal still remains not only a major philosophical problem, but also a juridico-political challenge. Hence, we are confronted with a series of fundamental theoretical, as well as practical questions. Especially in the light of the current political developments, namely an authoritarian shift in large parts of Europe and in the United States, the symposium aims at re-discussing, revising and reviving the theoretical status as well as the ethico-political significance of human rights in contemporary debates. By emphasizing a feminist- and gender-philosophical perspective, we especially wish to target problems of gender-related inequality, poverty, and discrimination, but also discuss possible emancipatory strategies.

 

Organizing Team:
Prof. Dr. Angela Kallhoff
Mag. Dr. Brigitte Buchhammer (SWIP Austria)
Eva Bobst, MA
Mag. Anna Wieder, MA
Linnea Kralik, MA

Contact: human-rights2018@univie.ac.at or linnea.kralik@univie.ac.at