Methodological Reflections on Women’s Contribution and Influence in the History of Philosophy

  • Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir
  • Ruth Edith Hagengruber

Part of the Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences book series (WHPS, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Methodology

  3. Rewriting the History

  4. Reflecting the Content

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Karen Green
      Pages 113-124
    3. Robin May Schott
      Pages 143-157
    4. Naoko Saito
      Pages 159-171
    5. Nora Hämäläinen
      Pages 173-184
  5. Celebrating Women Philosophers in Art

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir
      Pages 187-188
    3. Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir
      Pages 189-193

About this book


This book introduces methodological concepts aimed at including women in the canon of the history of philosophy. The history of women philosophers is as long and strong as the history of philosophy, and this holds true not only for the European tradition, as the research of women philosophers of the past shows. The phenomenon of ignoring and excluding women in 19th and 20th century views on the history of philosophy was a result of the patriarchal tradition that ostracized women in general. In this book, leading feminist philosophers discuss methodologies for including women thinkers in the canon and curricula of philosophy. How does the recovery of women thinkers and their philosophies change our view of the past, and how does a different view of the past affect us in the present? Studying a richer and more pluralistic history of philosophy presents us with worlds we have never entered and have never been able to approach. This book will appeal to philosophers and intellectual historians wanting to view the history of philosophy in a new light and who are in favor of an inclusive perspective on that history. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir
    • 1
  • Ruth Edith Hagengruber
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of IcelandReykjavikIceland
  2. 2.Department of Philosophy, Center for the History of Women PhilosophersPaderborn UniversityPaderbornGermany

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