Holiday Calendar – Springer Book Series

We are beginning this year’s Holiday Calendar by showcasing our Springer Book Series. Our aim this season is to acquaint you with our ongoing projects and the process to access all the details on women philosophers.

A great source of knowledge is our Springer Book Series which includes 20 volumes at the moment! In the Springer Series you can publish a variety of texts. Therefore, if you have a women philosopher in mind check out our website with all the instructions to submit a proposal.

A recent publication in the Series is Women in the History of Analytic Philosophy by Jeanne Peijnenburg & Sander Verhaegh.

About the book: “This book contains a selection of papers from the workshop Women in the History of Analytic Philosophy held in October 2019 in Tilburg, the Netherlands. It is the first volume devoted to the role of women in early analytic philosophy. It discusses the ideas of ten female philosophers and covers a period of over a hundred years, beginning with the contribution to the Significs Movement by Victoria, Lady Welby in the second half of the nineteenth century, and ending with Ruth Barcan Marcus’s celebrated version of quantified modal logic after the Second World War. The book makes clear that women contributed substantially to the development of analytic philosophy in all areas of philosophy, from  logic, epistemology, and philosophy of science, to ethics, metaphysics, and philosophy of language.”

However, we want to point out a specific philospher that is in that book namely Susan Stebbing! She wrote and published her major work, Ideals and Illusions, during World War II. In it she defends democracy and foundations of morality. Stebbing emphasizes existing ethical principles and explains that ideals need not be utopias. You can use the Springer Volume to read on Susan Stebbing but you could also visit our Directory on Susan Stebbing or even watch a talk by Lukas Skiba on Stebbing on Relations!

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