Welcome to Women Philosophers web site!

Women Philosophers have been at work since ancient times. My hope is that you will find the information on this web site both interesting and useful.

Did you know that:

  • A few thousand years before Pythagoras (the Father of Philosophy), a woman, En Hedu'Anna, was doing philosophy? She lived in the area now designated as Syria and/or Iraq.
  • An Empress of the Roman Empire restored philosophy to Rome after Nero killed or exiled all the active philosophers.
  • Women's monasteries in Europe were home to many women philosophers. The Abbess Hroswitha, for example, wrote philosophical plays.
  • One of Japan's great epic authors was a woman philosopher.
  • Descartes owed so much to the assistance and criticism of a woman philosopher that he dedicated his Meditations to her.
  • The work of a female British philosopher established the distinction between philosophy and the empirical sciences that is generally accepted in Western universities today. (Remember that Newton, Galileo and others published their works as Natural Philosophy, not science)
  • The St. Louis Hegelians in the United States are credited with introducing professional philosophy into the USA. Women were part of this work. They had articles published in the first professional philosophy journal in the country.

For an alphabetical list of the women included on this site, go to the Site Index

NOTE: This site is a 'work in progress'. My hope is that it will include women from around the world....that scholars proficient in more languages than I and those who know more cultures than I do, will contribute to this project. If you can contribute to the site, do use the form on the ABOUT US page to contact me.

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