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Philosophy for Girls

An Invitation to a Life of Thought

Kimberly (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Kent State University) Garchar & Melissa (Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Marquette University) Shew

Philosophy for Girls

Philosophy for Girls

An Invitation to a Life of Thought

Philosophy for Girls

 

Could you name ten women philosophers? Could you name three? Most people couldn't. For thousands of years, women have been relegated to the margins of philosophy, their contributions too often absorbed into their male counterparts' work, smothered, or simply made impossible to pursue.


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Beschrijving Philosophy for Girls

This revolutionary book empowers its readers by exploring enduring, challenging, and timely philosophical issues in new essays written by expert women philosophers. The book will inspire and entice these philosophers' younger counterparts, curious readers of all genders, and all who support equity in philosophy.

If asked to envision a philosopher, people might imagine a bearded man, probably Greek, perhaps in a toga, pontificating about abstract ideas. Or they might think of that same man in the Enlightenment, gripping a quill pen and pouring universal truths onto a page. They may even call to mind a much more modern man, wearing a black sweater and smoking a cigarette in a Paris café, expressing existential angst in a new novel or essay.

What people are unlikely to picture, though, is a woman. Women have historically been excluded from the discipline of philosophy and remain largely marginalized in contemporary textbooks and anthologies. The under-representation of women in secondary and post-secondary curricula makes it harder for young women to see themselves as future philosophers. In fact, it makes it harder for all people to engage the valuable contributions that women have made and continue to make to intellectual
thought. While some progress has been made in building a more inclusive world of philosophy, especially in the last fifty years, important work remains to be done.

Philosophy for Girls helps correct the pervasive and problematic omission of women from philosophy. Divided into four sections that connect to major, primary fields in philosophy (metaphysics, epistemology, social and political philosophy, and ethics), this anthology is unique: chapters are all written by women, and each chapter opens with an anecdote about a girl or woman from mythology, history, art, literature, or science to introduce chapter topics. Further, nearly all primary and
secondary sources used in the chapters are written by women philosophers. The book is written in a rigorous, academic spirit but in lively and engaging prose, making serious philosophical insights accessible to readers who are new to philosophy.

This book appeals to a wide audience. Individual readers will find value in these pages—especially girls and women ages 16-24, as well as university and high school educators and students who want a change from standard anthologies that include few or no women. The book's contributors both represent and map the diverse landscape of philosophy, highlighting its engagement with themes of gender and equity. In doing so, they encourage philosophers current and future philosophers to explore new
territory and further develop the topography of the field.

Philosophy for Girls is a rigorous yet accessible entry-point to philosophical contemplation designed to inspire a new generation of philosophers.


ISBN
9780190072919
Pagina's
304
Verschenen
NUR
730
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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