Summer School | all-day | Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists
Lecturers: Mary Ellen Waithe and Dorothy Rogers
This course explores the ideas of two women in the early idealist philosophical movement in the United States: Marietta Kies (1853-1899) and Lucia Ames Mead (1856-1936). Kies developed a theory of altruism in public/political life and was a member of the Christian Socialist movement. Ames Mead developed a theory of pacificism and was a member of the peace movement. Kies remained in the academic world throughout her career. Ames Mead chose to become an activist, working for the formation of the League of nations in the early twentieth century. Both women anticipated later feminist theories of care, peace, and action, which will also be discussed in the course.
All interested parties are welcomed to attend!