'This is brilliant. A book about women in philosophy by women in philosophy – love it!' Elif Shafak
Where are the women philosophers? The answer is right here.
The history of philosophy has not done women justice: you’ve probably heard the names Plato, Kant, Nietzsche and Locke – but what about Hypatia, Arendt, Oluwole and Young?
The Philosopher Queens is a long-awaited book about the lives and works of women in philosophy by women in philosophy. This collection brings to centre stage twenty prominent women whose ideas have had a profound – but for the most part uncredited – impact on the world.
You’ll learn about Ban Zhao, the first woman historian in ancient Chinese history; Angela Davis, perhaps the most iconic symbol of the American Black Power Movement; Azizah Y. al-Hibri, known for examining the intersection of Islamic law and gender equality; and many more.
For anyone who has wondered where the women philosophers are, or anyone curious about the history of ideas – it's time to meet the philosopher queens.
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About the Author
Lisa Whiting is a policy professional specialising in areas concerning practical ethics. She currently works for the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. Alongside working, she studies Government, Policy and Politics at Birkbeck, University of London.
Table of Contents
Diotima Zoi Aliozi 7
Ban Zhao Eva Kit Wah Man 15
Hypatia Lisa Whiting 23
Lalla Shalini Sinha 31
Mary Astell Simone Webb 39
Mary Wollstonecraft Sandrine Bergès 47
Harriet Taylor Mill Helen McCabe 57
George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans) Clare Carlisle 65
Edith Stein Jae Hetterley 75
Hannah Arendt Rebecca Buxton 83
Simone de Beauvoir Kate Kirkpatrick 93
Iris Murdoch Fay Niker 103
Mary Midgley Ellie Robson 113
Elizabeth Anscombe Hannah Carnegy-Arbuthnott 123
Mary Warnock Gulzaar Barn 133
Sophie Bosede Oluwole Minna Salami 143
Angela Davis Anita L. Allen 151
Iris Marion Young Désirée Lim 161
Anita L. Allen Ilhan Dahir 169
Azizah Y. Al-Hibri Nima Dahir 177
Further Resources 183
More Philosopher Queens 198
About the Authors 202