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History of Women Philosophers and Scientists
The history of women philosophers dates back to the beginning of the history of philosophy itself
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As the historical records prove, women have long been creating original contributions to philosophy. We have valuable writings from female philosophers from antiquity and the Middle Ages, and a continuous tradition from the Renaissance to today. The history of women philosophers thus stretches back as far as the history of philosophy itself. The presence as well as the absence of women philosophers throughout the course of history parallels the history of philosophy as a whole. Edith Stein, Hannah Arendt, and Simone de Beauvoir did not appear from nowhere. They stand, so to speak, on the shoulders of the female titans who came before them.

Although women were restricted in their access to education and participation in society, such restrictions could not completely prevent them from thinking and writing. The material brought to light gives us cause to rethink both our concepts and interpretations of the history of philosophy in general and our view of the history of female philosophers in particular.

International Workshop: Women and Early Modern Philosophy & Science

Organized by Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici (Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli) in cooperation with the Center for the  History of Women Philosophers and Scientists (Paderborn University).

May 11th-12th, 9:30-20:00
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The project Center History of Women Philosophers and Scientists (HWPS) , sponsored by the Ministry of Innovation, Higher Education, and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Philosophy at Paderborn University announces
> The First International Libori Summer School 2017 - July, 23 to 28
> Download Libori Summer School 2017 - Brochure

Advisor Mary Ellen Waithe Presents the Center

The project advisor Prof. Dr. em. Mary Ellen Waithe (Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA) presents the Center for the "History of Women Philosophers and Scientists" and its hometown Paderborn.

Judith P. Zinsser - Émilie Du Châtelet

The historian and Émilie Du Châtelet scholar Prof. Dr. em. Judith P. Zinsser (Miami University, Oxford, USA) talks about Émilie Du Châtelets life and work, and why it is still relevant today.

Philosophy in the Media - Émilie Du Châtelet

Project director:

Prof. Dr. Ruth Hagengruber, Paderborn University, Germany

Project advisor:

Prof. Dr. em. Mary Ellen Waithe, Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA

Center manager:

Julia Mühl, Paderborn University, Germany