List of women philosophers

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This is a list of women philosophers ordered alphabetically by surname. Although often overlooked in mainstream historiography, women have engaged in philosophy throughout the field's history.[1][2] Some notable philosophers include Hypatia of Alexandria (ca. 370–415 AD), Anne Conway (1631–1679), Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797), Sarah Margaret Fuller (1810–1850), Ayn Rand (1905–1982), Hannah Arendt (1906–1975), Simone de Beauvoir (1908–1986), Iris Murdoch (1919–1999), Elizabeth Anscombe (1919–2001), Mary Midgley (1919–2018), Philippa Foot (1920–2010), Mary Warnock (born 1924), Joyce Mitchell Cook (1933–2015, the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in philosophy), Cora Diamond (born 1937), and Susan Haack (born 1945).[3]

By period[edit]

Ancient philosophy[edit]

Medieval philosophy[edit]

From the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century C.E. to the Renaissance in the 16th century.

Modern philosophy[edit]

The seventeenth and early twentieth centuries roughly mark the beginning and the end of modern philosophy.

Contemporary philosophy[edit]

Alphabetically[edit]

A[edit]

Portrait of Tullia d'Aragona

B

Antoinette Brown before she married

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

R

S

T

V

W

Z

Notes[edit]

  • ^A  – For more information about this person's contribution to philosophy see her entry in Margaret Atherton's Women Philosophers of the Early Modern Period. Hackett; 1994. ISBN 0-87220-259-3
  • ^B  – For more information about this person's contribution to philosophy see her entry in Jacqueline Broad's Women Philosophers of the Seventeenth Century. Cambridge; 2003. ISBN 0-521-81295-X
  • ^C  – For more information about this person's contribution to philosophy see her entry in The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. Cambridge University Press; 1999. ISBN 0-521-63722-8
  • ^D1  – For more information about this person's contribution to philosophy see her entry in Jane Duran's Eight Women Philosophers: Theory Politics and Feminism. University of Illinois Press; 2006. ISBN 0-252-03022-2
  • ^D2  – For more information about this person's contribution to philosophy see her entry in Therese Boos Dykeman's The Neglected Canon: Nine Women Philosophers – First to the Twentieth Century. Kluwer; 1999. ISBN 0-7923-5956-9
  • ^G  – For more information about this person's contribution to philosophy see her entry in Catherine Villanueva Gardner's Women Philosophers. Westview; 2003. ISBN 0-8133-4133-7 (paperback); ISBN 0-8133-6610-0 (hardcover)
  • ^O  – For more information about this person's contribution to philosophy see her entry in The Oxford Companion to Philosophy. Oxford University Press; 1995. ISBN 0-19-866132-0
  • ^R  – For more information about this person's contribution to philosophy see her entry in the Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Routledge; 2000. ISBN 0-415-22364-4
  • ^W  – For more information about this person's contribution to philosophy see her entry in Mary Warnock's Women Philosophers. J.M. Dent; 1996. ISBN 0-460-87721-6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duran, Jane. Eight women philosophers: theory, politics, and feminism. University of Illinois Press, 2005.
  2. ^ http://read.hipporeads.com/why-i-left-academia-philosophys-homogeneity-needs-rethinking/#
  3. ^ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/ten-great-female-philosophers-the-thinking-womans-women-299061.html
  4. ^ Scott Firsing, Top Thirty-Five Young Foreigners Making an Impact in Africa, International Policy Digest, 1 October 2013
  5. ^ Scott Firsing, Top Thirty-Five Young Foreigners Making an Impact in Africa, International Policy Digest, 1 October 2013