L’oppression, l’expérience, le langage. Penser les injustices épistémiques à partir de Wittgenstein

Publié le 15 octobre par Héloïse Humbert

Colloque International et sessions de Workshops organisés par Camille Braune (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Sandra Laugier (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Mickaëlle Provost (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) et Jasmin Trächtler (Université de Dortmund), les 24 et 25 mars 2022 à l’Université Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Following the International Workshop and Conference “Wittgenstein and Feminism” held in March 2021, we wish to pay attention to the importance of Wittgenstein’s work to explore how the relations between different forms of oppression – sexist, racist, classist and others –, experience and language manifest in epistemic contexts.

The discussion will take shape along three axes that serve to orient, but not limit :

1) Epistemic injustices : How do gender, race and class affect the production, acquisition and transfer of knowledge ? In what way does language as a tool of power, as speech and embodied experience reinforce or indicate certain epistemic injustices and in way can language serve to criticise certain conceptions of knowledge, discourse and epistemological criteria ?

2) Standpoints and situated knowledge : What forms of oppression are inscribed in the theoretical presuppositions (such as standards of objectivity, rationality and value freedom but also language/forms of linguistic expression in general) of knowledge and science and (how) can these be overcome ?

3) Methodological reflections : Are there certain research methods that serve feminist interests and goals better or worse (e.g. quantitative vs. qualitative methods) ? Should research consider and include unconventional methods to articulate, explore and overcome forms of oppression (e.g. storytelling, art, poetry) ?

Confirmed keynote speakers are :
Prof. Estelle Ferrarese (Université de Picardie Jules Vernes, Amiens, France) Prof. Manon Garcia (Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA)
Prof. Rahel Jaeggi (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany)

This is a two-part event, involving a conference and workshops on the themes listed above.

The workshops will involve close discussion of pre-circulated papers in small groups, each featuring one of our keynotes. For the workshops, we ask that you currently be enrolled in a graduate program (masters or doctorate) or have completed a graduate degree within the past year. This is not a requirement for the conference. You may apply to both the conference and the workshops, but if you do so, we ask that you submit two separate, distinct papers. Papers submitted to the workshops may be works in progress. All submissions must be in English. There is no registration fee.

The aim of this event is to support the philosophical work of women and all other marginalized gender identities on Wittgenstein and feminism. We therefore invite submissions from women and members of all other marginalized gender identities only.

To apply for the conference, please fill out this form :
https://forms.gle/LzqimZEeRcXDRTbS8 .

To apply for the workshops, please fill out this form :
https://forms.gle/WG5GmxErYb6NLpZE7 .

Applications for both the conference and workshops are due by December 31st, 2021. All successful applicants to the workshops should be ready to submit full papers by February

1st, 2022. There is no such requirement for successful conference applicants.

Questions and submissions for the conference should be directed to Mickaëlle Provost (mickaelle.provost@univ-paris1.fr) and Jasmin Trächtler (jasmin.traechtler@tu dortmund.de).