German-Speaking Women in Logic

Research on female logicians is a true desideratum to this day. The historiography has long tended to exclude, marginalize and trivialize women’s contribution on logical issues, problems and developments. There is currently a movement toward correcting this historical bias. The past twenty-five years have seen an explosion of a re-discovering, re-reading and re-forming the logical works of women which helps to deepen our understanding of the history of logic and to enrich our picture of aims and scopes of logic. At least this is the case in Anglo-American-speaking world. German research is noticeably lagging behind here. Our aim is to present a list of German-speaking women logicians in order to make them visible to a broader audience.

Acknowledgements

The following presentation would not have been possible without the preliminary and groundbreaking work of Adelheid Hamacher-Hermes, based on her research project Women in Logic at the Beginning of the 20th Century in Germany (1994-1996), funded by the RWTH Aachen University. Hamacher-Hermes’ research project goes back to previous studies within the DFG project Case Studies Towards the Establishment of a Social History of Logic (1985-1989) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg under the direction of Volker Peckhaus and Christian Thiel.

The list on German-Speaking Women in Philosophy of Logic is a work in progress. Everyone is invited to participate and to contribute to this project. If you would like to add information or corrections on the list, please contact: andrea.reichenberger@uni-paderborn.de

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