About HWPS

The Center For the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists


The history of women philosophers stretches back as far as the history of philosophy itself. Valuable writings from female philosophers starting in antiquity, and a continuous tradition from the Renaissance until today, are proof of women’s essential contribution to philosophy.

Names such as Aspasia, Hypatia, Elisabeth of Bohemia, Émilie Du Châtelet, Edith Stein, and Gerda Walther represent only a small part of the women whose philosophical thoughts have influenced the history of philosophy up to the present day. The Center emphasizes this long-lasting and rich tradition of women philosophers to be properly integrated in both the educational system, as well as the academic world.