CfP: Analyzing Social Wrongs: Social Criticism in Analytic Philosophy

4. Nov 2014

Von 14–16. Mai 2015 findet in Wien ein Workshop zum Thema „Analyzing Social Wrongs: Social Criticism in Analytic Philosophy“ statt. Aus dem Call for Abstracts (PDF-Version):

In the last thirty years however, an increasing number of philosophers associated with different traditions of analytic philosophy—be it amongst analytic Marxists, feminists or philosophers of race—has devoted their work to addressing issues more commonly associated with “critical” theory, broadly speaking. Among such issues are the nature of oppression, the impact and relevance of social structures, the explanation of ideology and its critique, to name a few. These developments present a challenge of the widely held assumption that philosophical analysis and social criticism are, if at all, merely accidentally related to each other. What is more, in claiming that some members of the Vienna Circle, out of whose work much of contemporary analytic philosophy developed, took their way of doing philosophy to be a means for bringing about social change, some scholars of the history of analytic philosophy have suggested that this philosophical tradition was in fact first devised as a “critical” project. We are sympathetic towards this view and, in this workshop, wish to explore the ways in which philosophical analysis could—and should—be used to this very end.

Abstracts von ca. 500 Wörtern können bis 14. Januar 2015 über die Webseite eingereicht werden.