Montag, 04. April 2022, 13:15 - 15:15 iCal

Doing things with words in philos. discussion

Doing things with words in philosophical discussion: authority, gender, and empowerment

HS 41, Hauptgebäude Universität Wien, 1. Stock, Stiege 8
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien


What you can do with your words depends on who you are, and how you are situated, including background patterns of authority. This applies to philosophical discussion, as to conversations anywhere. Since these patterns of authority are sometimes gendered, there can be gendered patterns of silence and empowerment, in the things we do, or fail to do, with words. Authority can evolve dynamically, following rules of accommodation (Lewis), with implications for epistemic injustice (Fricker) and ’the guru effect' (Sperber). I want to put a spotlight on this dynamic, as a force for ill, but also, potentially, for good.

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Univ.-Prof. Sliwa, PhD


Julia Rieser
Institut für Philosophie