Feminist History of Philosophy: The Recovery and Evaluation of Women's Philosophical Thought

Over the course of the past twenty-five years, feminist theory has had a forceful impact upon the history of Western philosophy. The present collection of essays has as its primary aim to evaluate past women’s published philosophical work, and t

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ist History of Philosophy: The Recovery and Evaluation of Women’s Philosophical Thought

Feminist History of Philosophy: The Recovery and Evaluation of Women’s Philosophical Thought

Feminist Philosophy Collection

Editor Elizabeth Potter, Alice Andrews Quigley Professor of Women’s Studies, Mills College, Oakland, CA, USA

Over the past 40 years, philosophy has become a vital arena for feminists. Recent feminist work has challenged canonical claims about the role of women and has developed new methods of analysis and critique and in doing so has reinvigorated central areas of philosophy. The Feminist Philosophy Collection presents new work representative of feminist contributions to the six most significant areas of philosophy: Feminist Ethics and Political and Social Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy of Religion, Feminist Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Feminist Metaphysics, Feminist History of Philosophy, and Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science. Feminist work in some fields, notably ethics and social theory, has been going on for four decades, while feminist philosophy of art and aesthetics and feminist metaphysics are still young. Thus, some volumes will contain essays that build upon established feminist work as they explore new territory, while others break exciting new ground.

Eileen O’Neill (1953–2017)  •  Marcy P. Lascano Editors

Feminist History of Philosophy: The Recovery and Evaluation of Women’s Philosophical Thought

Editors Eileen O’Neill (1953–2017) Philosophy University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA, USA

Marcy P. Lascano Department of Philosophy University of Kansas Lawrence, KS, USA

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