Montag, 21.08.2017
The Philosophy Department at the University of Vienna does not approve of "all-male conferences".

The Philosophy Department at the University of Vienna does not approve of "all-male conferences". We therefore have serious concerns about the conference "Causality, Free Will, Divine Action", which is scheduled to take place on university property in September 2017: http://iap.li/openness/Tagung2017.htm#english

The conference organizers were notified of our concerns but declined to reconsider their line-up of speakers.

We wish to make clear that our department has not provided any form of support for this conference. At a department meeting during the coming semester, we will discuss the formulation of an explicit policy, aimed at ensuring that no philosophy conference that grossly under-represents or completely fails to represent female members of the profession will be allowed to take place on University of Vienna property again.