A Book about Women in Philosophy by Women in Philosophy: Help Crowdfund It

This past sum­mer, we high­light­ed the Ency­clo­pe­dia of Con­cise Con­cepts by Women Philoso­phers, a resource that aims to intro­duce “women philoso­phers who most­ly have been omit­ted from the philo­soph­i­cal canon despite their his­tor­i­cal and philo­soph­i­cal influ­ence.” Now, in a sim­i­lar vein, comes a book being edit­ed by Rebec­ca Bux­ton (Oxford) and Lisa Whit­ing (Durham). The Philoso­pher Queens is essen­tial­ly “a book about women in phi­los­o­phy by women in phi­los­o­phy.” On this crowd­fund­ing page, Bux­ton and Whit­ing elab­o­rate:

For all the young women and girls sit­ting in phi­los­o­phy class won­der­ing where the women are, this is the book for you. This col­lec­tion of 21 chap­ters, each on a promi­nent woman in phi­los­o­phy, looks at the impact that women have had on the field through­out his­to­ry. From Hypa­tia to Angela Davis, The Philoso­pher Queens will be a guide to these badass women and how their amaz­ing ideas have changed the world.

This book is writ­ten both for new­com­ers to phi­los­o­phy, as well as all those pro­fes­sors who know that they could still learn a thing or two. This book is also for those many peo­ple who have told us that there are no great women philoso­phers. Please pledge, read this book and then feel free to get back to us.

The two of us are young women who have stud­ied and loved phi­los­o­phy for many years. This book is borne out of frus­tra­tion with the total lack of recog­ni­tion for women in phi­los­o­phy, not only its his­to­ry but its cur­rent teach­ing.

Each chap­ter is writ­ten by a woman work­ing in phi­los­o­phy today. Our chap­ters and con­tribut­ing authors include:

Hypa­tia by Lisa Whit­ing
Lallesh­wari by Shali­ni Sin­ha
Anne Con­way by Julia Bocherd­ing
Mary Astell by Simone Webb
Mary Woll­stonecraft by San­drine Bergès
Har­ri­et Tay­lor Mill by Helen McCabe
Chris­tine Ladd-Franklin by Sara Uck­el­man
Mary Anne Evans by Clare Carlisle
Edith Stein by Jae Het­ter­ley
Han­nah Arendt by Rebec­ca Bux­ton
Simone de Beau­voir by Kate Kirk­patrick
Iris Mur­doch by Fay Niker
Eliz­a­beth Anscombe by Han­nah Carn­e­gy-Arbuth­nott
Mary Warnock by Gulzaar Barn
Iris Mar­i­on Young by Desiree Lim
Ani­ta L Allen by Ilhan Dahir
Azizah Y. al-Hib­ri by Nima Dahir
… and more excit­ing chap­ters yet to be announced.

You can learn more about the project and give it some finan­cial sup­port here. The project so far has 184 back­ers and has received 27% of its desired fund­ing.

via Dai­ly Nous

Relat­ed Con­tent:

The Ency­clo­pe­dia of Women Philoso­phers: A New Web Site Presents the Con­tri­bu­tions of Women Philoso­phers, from Ancient to Mod­ern

The Con­tri­bu­tions of Women Philoso­phers Recov­ered by the New Project Vox Web­site

An Ani­mat­ed Intro­duc­tion to the Fem­i­nist Phi­los­o­phy of Simone de Beau­voir

The Map of Phi­los­o­phy: See All of the Dis­ci­plines, Areas & Sub­di­vi­sions of Phi­los­o­phy Mapped in a Com­pre­hen­sive Video

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