Women Philosophers

How many are here and what were some great women philosophers.

haack is a good one

(although I think foundherentist epistemology is lacking)


Simone Beauvoir and Judith Butler come to mind. However to be honest I haven’t read many of the women in Philosophy.

Does Elaine Pagels count? She wrote some books on Christianity that were pretty good.

Another question, and I’m not trying to be funny, but who are the black philosophers?

Asante (Afrocentric idea) is a perspectivist philosopher…


The philosophic ideas Ayn Rand is still very popular.

Elain Pagels is more of an historian of early Christinaity and its gnostic influences.

Most of the prominent female philosophers have specialized in, out of necessity, feminist philosophy. Beauvoir, who broke such amazing ground for women in “The Second Sex,” was often relegated to one or two lines in a biography of Sartre, because women were traditionally excluded from the realms of academia where philosophical conjecture was encouraged and admired. That’s changing…slowly.

How many are there? Or how many are listed? Some of the most brilliant people have never been recognized or ‘listed’.

If you want a list http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_philosophers

Who was great? Depends on what they were saying, how they said it and If I agreed.

Mother Teresa has said many profound quotes as you would call them. Not only did she state such thinking but applied it to her life. Now to me that is more then making lists and writing books

actually i meant here on the forum, cus i hear alot from other guys about philosophy, i wanted to know about women philosophers for a change

Oh I misunderstood then. Well certainly not I, I am only a student of life.

The reason why there aren’t many female philosophers is simple, and it’s been known by the smartest people in the world for a long time, yet rarely discussed.

Women do not possess the ability to think creativley in abstracts. This thinking is the foundation of all metaphysical inquiry. This inquiry is the foundation of all philosophy.
Because they have a penchant for irrational emotivism, it makes them good at moral, ethical, and religious debate, but those topics are relativley moot outside of social contexts, which are but an object of real philosophy which is based in the metaphysical inquiry as described above.

Don’t get me wrong ladies, I love you all. Especially when you put on your pretty makeup and wash my shirts. Cooking is also a strength that your gender posesses. Everyone is equal, and I don’t care about plessy v. ferguson, or brown v. board of education, seperate and equal can be the same.
Imagine if we expected women to come up with ground breaking science or literary discourse to effect politics…we’d be doing them a disservice by not letting them take their true disposition for caring and nurturing to its highest potential.
Embrace your feminity!! Stop trying to succeed on the terms of men!! Make your own rules!!! Be the best mother and housewife you can be!! Now that’s showing that you’re not ashamed to be a woman!!

wow you are so dead, women are going to hate you

Wow… :laughing:

Nah why hate Smears? He has his opinions of women, no matter how wrong they my be and the right to have them. Besides you can fool some of the people sometimes, but not all the people all the time…LOL Ol Abe Lincoln.

I thought Bob Marley said that…

no, marley said “hey mon, don’t be a fool, jamacia needs a bobsledding crew”





Sorry I hijacked the thread for a second.

Back to the question…

What’s up with female philosophers?

Hannah Arendt


Mary Astell


Emilie du Chatelet

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89mili … C3%A2telet

Not to mention that many of the great male philosophers of the renassaince and reformation were encouraged and supported by royal female benefactors, where they were persecuted or ignored by the church and scholars.