Fifteen Women Philosophers you should have learned about in school (but probably didn’t)
Why a book on women philosophers? After all, a great philosopher is just that – a great philosopher. The post is genderless, like a great poet or a great composer. However, the under-representation of women in philosophy is an unfortunate truth. The development of women’s philosophical work today spans the three waves of feminism starting in the late 1800s. However, this history did not spring from a vacuum. Before the early suffragettes lies a plethora of amazing, smart-thinking women prepared to speak up and to suffer for their beliefs. From brave Hypatia of Alexandria and bookworm Maria le Jars de Tournay, to the stunning Mary Wollstonecraft, who was so far advanced in her thinking that we can only wonder at her great achievement - these women blazed trails for feminism, even though, in their time, the word “feminism” had not been created. Join award-winning author, retired lecturer Janet Cameron, MA as she explores fifteen female philosophers you may never have heard of - women who changed the world, and the way we think today.
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