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26 October 2018

How to Teach Women Philosophers

Workshop | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists

For myriad reasons, women have historically been a minority in institutional philosophy. However, it is undeniable that they have been ever present. Yet, beginning at the end of the 18th Century, their role in the history of philosophy seems to have been systematically erased from textbooks. This has led to the false but pervasive view that prior to the late 18th Century, there were no women philosophers in history (cf. Lerner 1993). Contemporary textbooks do little to correct this view, inserting some women throughout the historical narrative, but with few playing more than a marginal role in the development of Western thought. This apparent tokenism of women often serves to reinforce the idea that women were marginal figures in the history of ideas. History tells us that this was not the case.

The purpose of this workshop is to continue the project of rewriting the canon, and to discuss strategies for teaching women philosophers.

Die Veranstaltung ist eine Kooperation mit der AG Frauen in der Philosophie: https://dgphil.de/verbaende-und-ags/arbeitsgemeinschaften/ag-frauen-in-der-geschichte-der-philosophie/

Discussion will be in English and German.

Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in the discussion.


Sarah Hutton (University of York, UK)

Karen Green (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Ruth Hagengruber (Paderborn University, Germany)

Rodney Parker (Paderborn University, Germany)

26 October 2018

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Technologiepark 21
Universität Paderborn, 33100 Germany
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