European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy CfP

The 2023/1 issue of the European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy will host a symposium on Pragmatism and Feminism.

Title: “Pragmatism and Feminism: Epistemological, Social, and Political Spaces of Resistance”
XV-1, 2023

The philosophical connection between the two movements began with Charlene Haddock Seigfried’s seminal work (1996), which “has now grown into a much larger project of international scope” (Fisher, Lowe 2022).

The title of the symposium, “Pragmatism and Feminism: Epistemological, Social, and Political Spaces of Resistance,” expresses the primary intention of this issue, which is to continue to promote efforts to build a more inclusive pragmatist community of inquiry. One that avoids the ghettoization of women’s production, encouraging a collaborative and inclusive practice in philosophy at large through which we are confident that women will gradually be cited, considered, and credited as subjects or objects of knowledge as their male peers.

This issue takes a twofold direction, capitalising upon recent publications on the matter (Boronat, Bella 2022; McBride, McKenna 2022). Following an inclusive narrative of the history of philosophy and the social sciences, it promotes the general reassessing of the conventional understanding of the pragmatist genealogy by reviving the works of those women who contributed to Classical American Pragmatism – Jane Addams, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Alice Hamilton, Mary Parker Follett, Anna Julia Cooper, Ella Flagg Young, Lucy Sprague Mitchell, Christine Ladd-Franklin, Mary Whiton Calkins, Florence Kelley, Victoria Welby, and many others. At the same time, it proposes to offer visibility to the past and current work of women advancing philosophy in a pragmatist tradition to specialist academic research and public discourse.

We are particularly interested in (re)considering the impact of women’s accomplishments on past and present philosophical investigations from epistemological, social, and political perspectives within such a framework.

Papers should be sent to Chiara Ambrosio ([email protected]), Michela Bella ([email protected]), and Núria Sara Miras Boronat ([email protected]) by 14 January 2023. Prepared for a process of blind review, they should not exceed 8,000 words and must include an abstract of approximately 200 words and a list of references. Papers will be selected on the basis of a process of blind review. They will be published in April 2023.