Sandrine Bergès

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Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Leeds

Areas of Interest: History of Social and Political philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Personal Homepage: http://sandrineberges.weebly.com/

Email: berges@bilkent.edu.tr
Phone: +90-312-290-2806
Office: H346

 

About

Sandrine Bergès studied philosophy at King’s College, London, and Birkbeck college, before moving to the University of Leeds where she obtained her Ph.D. in 2000. Before coming to Bilkent she taught part time in London, Leeds and St Andrews. Sandrine Bergès works on the history of moral and political philosophy, ancient (Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics), Medieval (Heloise, Christine de Pizan), early modern (Cavendish) and Eighteenth Century (Wollstonecraft, Sophie de Grouchy, Marie-Jeanne Roland, Olympe de Gouges). She also works on contemporary social and political philosophy, with an emphasis on the capability approach and feminisim. Her book publications are Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Women (Routledge), A Feminist Perspective on Virtue Ethics (Palgrave Macmillan), Plato on Virtue and the Laws (Continuum) and the co-edited volume The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft (Oxford University Press). In addition, she has a number of articles in journals such as The Monist, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Utilitas, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Hypatia, and Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. 

She is an active member of Project Vox  and the New Narratives Project international groups striving to reintroduce important texts by women philosophers into teaching and research. In addition, she is the co-founder of the Turkish-European Network for the Study of Women Philosophers and of SWIP-TR.

 

Sample publications

Berges, S., & Coffee, A. M. S. J. (Eds.). (2016). The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Bergès, S. (2016). A Republican Housewife: Marie-Jeanne Phlipon Roland on Women’s Political Role. Hypatia, 31(1), 107–122.

Berges, S. (2015). A Feminist Perspective on Virtue Ethics. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Berges, S. (2015). Sophie de Grouchy on the Cost of Domination in the Letters on Sympathy and Two Anonymous Articles in Le Republicain. The Monist, 98, 102–112.

Berges, S. (2015). Is Motherhood Compatible with Political Participation? Sophie de Grouchy’s Care-Based Republicanism. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 18(1), 47–60.

Berges, S. (2013). The Routledge Guidebook to Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. London: Routledge.

Berges, S. (2013). Rethinking Twelfth-Century Virtue Ethics: the Contribution of Heloise. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 21(4), 667–687.

Berges, S. (2012). Virtue as Mental Health: A Platonic Defence of the Medical Model in Ethics. Journal of Ancient Philosophy, 6(1).

Berges, S. (2012). Plato on Virtue and the Law. London: Continuum.

Berges, S. (2011). Why Women Hug their Chains: Wollstonecraft and Adaptive Preferences. Utilitas, 23(1), 72–87.