Society for Women in Philosophy Switzerland


"Feminist Readings of Thomas Hobbes" Lektüreworkshop mit Laetitia Ramelet (Universität Lausanne)

Mittwoch, 28.02.2018, 18:15 Uhr

In dieser Spezialsitzung der SWIP Bern Lesegruppe werden wir gemeinsam mit Laetitia Ramelet (Universität Lausanne) einen Lektüreworkshop zum Thema "Feminist Readings of Thomas Hobbes" durchführen. Dazu lesen und diskutieren wir: Carole Pateman (1989) "'God Hath Ordained to Man a Helper': Hobbes, Patriarchy and Conjugal Right". Bitte anmelden unter, um die Textgrundlage zu erhalten!

Abstract: This session is about Thomas Hobbes's thoughts on the status of women. His remarkable contribution has been to acknowledge the natural equality of women and men. In 17th-century political theory, women were usually deemed to be inferior to men and doomed to subordination. In contrast, Hobbes has provided original philosophical arguments to refute this mistaken assumption. Feminist and Hobbes scholars consider these arguments to be of great historical significance (even though Hobbes did not advocate for a full political recognition of gender equality).

In this meeting, we will read Hobbes's passages on women together, and discuss the feminist literature on Hobbes, which I will present to you (works of Carole Pateman, Nancy Hirschmann and Gordon Schochet, among others).

Veranstaltende: SWIP, Institut für Philosophie, Universität Bern
Redner, Rednerin: Laetitia Ramelet, SWIP CH
Datum: 28.02.2018
Uhrzeit: 18:15 - 19:45 Uhr
Ort: Institut für Philosophie, B225
Länggassstrasse 49a
3012 Bern
Merkmale: Öffentlich