Samstag, 17. November 2018, 09:00 - 19:00 iCal

Human Rights Symposium 2018

Human Rights. Feminist- and Gender-Philosophical Perspectives · Cooperative Symposium

NIG (Neues Institutsgebäude)
Universitätsstrasse 7, 1010 Vienna

Tagung, Konferenz, Kongress, Symposium

Weitere Termine

Freitag, 16. November 2018, 09:00 - 20:00

University of Vienna, Department of Philosophy and Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP Austria)

Friday 16th and Saturday 17th November 2018

In recent years especially, international theories of justice and cosmopolitan ethics have addressed questions of justification and implementation of human rights and investigated their moral, political, legal and cultural significance. Nonetheless, the central idea of human rights that all humans are equal still remains not only a major philosophical problem, but also a juridico-political challenge. Hence, we are confronted with a series of fundamental theoretical, as well as practical questions. Especially in the light of the current political developments, namely an authoritarian shift in large parts of Europe and in the United States, the symposium aims at re-discussing, revising and reviving the theoretical status as well as the ethico-political significance of human rights in contemporary debates. By emphasizing a feminist- and gender-philosophical perspective, we especially wish to target problems of gender-related inequality, poverty, and discrimination, but also discuss possible emancipatory strategies.

Organizing Team:

Prof. Dr. Angela Kallhoff

Mag. Dr. Brigitte Buchhammer (SWIP Austria)

Eva Bobst, MA

Mag. Anna Wieder, MA

Linnea Kralik, MA



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Prof. Angela Kallhoff & SWIP AUSTRIA


Linnea Kralik
Faculty of Philosophy and Education
Department of Philosophy
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