Pacific Division of the
Society for Women in Philosophy (PSWIP)
Fall 2010 Meeting

The meeting will take place at San Francisco State University, Nov 6-7, 2010. Directions.

All sessions held in Humanities 386. Breaks and reception in the Philosophy Lounge next door.

Keynote speaker: Lori Gruen (Wesleyan University).


Saturday, Nov. 6:

8:30-9:15: Coffee, juice, muffins; registration


Chair: Alice Sowaal, SF State

Dana Belu, California State University- Dominguez Hills, “A Phenomenological Reading of Modern Childbirth”

Carol Hay, University of Massachusetts Lowell, "A Feminist Defence of Kant”

10.45-11: Coffee break


Chair:  Shelley Wilcox, SF State

Keynote Speaker:  Lori Gruen, Wesleyan University, "Navigating Difference: Animal Relationships and Entangled Empathy"

12:30-2:00pm: Lunch break


Chair:  Ásta Sveinsdóttir, SF State

Yolonda Wilson, Duke University, "Two Conceptions of Self Respect"

Rita Manning, San Jose State University, "Punishing the Innocent: Collateral Damage to the Children of Incarcerated Parents"

3:45-5:15 pm Memorial Panel:  In Tribute for Mary Anne Warren

Chair:  Ann Garry, California State University, Los Angeles


Rita Manning, San Jose State University

Wanda Teays, Mount St. Mary's College

Lori Gruen, Wesleyan University

Pamela Hood, San Francisco State University

Rebecca Lewis, San Francisco State University

5:15-6:00pm Reception

Sunday, Nov 7:

8:30-9:15: Coffee, juice, muffins


Chair: Simona Capisani, SF State 

Anne Jacobson, University of Houston, "Seeing as a Social Phenomenon:  Cognitive Neuroscience and  Feminist Theory"

Rachel A. Buddeberg, San Francisco State University, "Beliefs are a Package Deal"

10:30-10.45: Coffee break


Chair: Arielle LaFleur, SF State

Anna Carastathis, California State University, Los Angeles, "Intersectionality, Articulation, and Foundationalism: Toward a Unified Theory of Oppression"

Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman, University of Michigan, “The Political Power of Sexual Preference: The John Mayer Interview"

More info available on the PSWIP website.

[updated Nov.2010]