Western philosophy has long excluded the work of women thinkers from their canon. Presenting Women Philosophers addresses this exclusion by examining the breadth of women's contributions to Western thought over some 900 years. Editors Cecile T. Tougas and Sara Ebenreck have gathered essays and other writings that reflect women's deep engagement with the meaning of individual experience as well as the continuity of their philosophical concerns and practices. Arranged thematically, the collection ranges across eras and literary genres as it emphasizes the intellectual significance of written work by key figures -- for example, Hildegard of Bingen's visionary writings, Iris Murdoch's fiction, Hannah Arendt's historical narratives, and the oral storytelling in black women's literary tradition. The collection also brings to light the philosophical importance of little-known work by such writers as Mme de Sable and Mme de Condorcet. This wide-ranging collection offers non-philosophers an introduction to women's thought but also promises to engage advanced students of philosophy with new research on unrecognized contributions.
Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 266
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 21 mm
"One of the strengths of Presenting Women Philosophers is the way that it integrates accounts of women's lives with their work, while providing well-thought-out assessments of that work. Another is that it develops and analyzes work that simply is not otherwise available.... [This book] examines the writings of women philosophers in a way that no other book to my knowledge does, and it is thematically well-integrated."
-Charlene Haddock Seigfried, Professor of Philosophy, Purdue University