Contextualist Approaches to the Metaphysics of Gender

Internationale Konferenz mit Matthew Cull (University of Sheffield), Niklas Ernst (LMU Munich), Esa Díaz-León (University of Barcelona), Annina Loets (University of Oxford), Sally Haslanger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Romy Jaster (Humboldt University) und Rory Wilson (University of Sheffield).

From June 15 to June 16, the student initiative feminist philosophy at Humboldt University in Berlin organises a conference concerning the question of contextualist approaches to the metaphysics of gender.

The conference aims to bridge topics of contextualism to the metaphysics of gender. Therefore, speakers situated in either of the two or both debates will share their insights and have an open discussion about the topics. All in all, there will be seven speakers with brief input talks as well as extended room for discussions, workshops and open plenary discussions.

Attendance at the conference is free and you do not have to register for attending. If you plan to attend the conference but do not have a place to stay in Berlin, feel free to contact us via and we will do our best to organise a room for you!

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June 15th – 16th
Topoi Gebäude
Hannoversche Str. 6
10115 Berlin

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Saturday, June 15th

10.15 am – 10.30 am

10.30 am – 11.30 am
Gender Words, Gender Concepts, Gender Kinds: What is the Object and Method of „Analysis“?
Sally Haslanger

11.45 am – 12.45 pm
Contextualist Approaches to the Metaphysics of Gender
Romy Jaster

12.45 pm – 2.45 pm

2.45 pm – 3.45 pm
Gender in Practice, Gender in Translation: The Context of Ordinary Language(s)
Niklas Ernst

4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Intersectionality – a contextualist approach
Annina Loets

5.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Kaffee- und Brötchenpause

5.30 pm – 6.30 pm
More Genders, more Problems: Ameliorative Semantic Pluralism
Matthew Cull

7 pm


Sunday, June 16th

10.00 am – 11.00 am
An inclusive account of the meaning of ‚woman‘
Esa Díaz-León

11.15 am – 12.15 pm
Sketching Norms of Non-Conformity
Rory Wilson

12.15 pm – 1.45 pm

1.45 pm – 3.15 pm

More information on the panels here

No registration needed