WOMEN IN PHILOSOPHY

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Angela Davis

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Emma Goldman

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Gloria Anzaldua

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As the centerpiece of a classical education, and, with theology, as "Queen of the Sciences," philosophy has historically acted as arbiter of academic borders, auditor of the methods of the other disciplines, and clearing house for culturally significant ideas.

Besides its potency in the academy and the broader culture, the practice of philosophy will always be therapeutic and emancipatory to creatures like us, born into a world, culture, and body we didn't choose and which we struggle to understand.

So much the worse then that philosophy continues to be one of the most male-dominated and disproportionately white disciplines in the contemporary academy. This continuing privation along race and gender lines functions to hoard access not just to influence, but to mental clarity and the self knowledge it makes possible.

This page is under construction: in future, it will include a curated set of resources for women in philosophy and for those who want to help them storm the gates.

 

©2017 BY MEGAN HYSKA.