Women Philosophers 2500 - 1500 BCE

Women Philosophers 2500 - 1500 BCE

Many have been taught that philosophy began with the Greeks. The word philosophy may come from the Greek 'phil' or 'lover of' and 'sophia' ie., 'wisdom' but that does not mean that the Greeks were the first people who were 'lovers of wisdom'. Greek may have given us the term, but not the first practitioners of philosophy.

Lovers of wisdom existed in many cultures - some were identified as priestess or practitioners of astronomy or astrology or healing or.....

As of this moment I do not have too many names for this page. My hope is that as more people learn about this project, I shall receive additional contributions for Women Philosophers 2500 - 1500 BCE.

Meantime, it is important to acknowledge these early women:.

2354 BCE En Hedu'ann of Iraq - Note En is a title,

1875 BCE Aganice - Egypt If you can provide information about other women philosophers from this time period, do contact me. Please use the form at the end of this page.

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