Hypatia's Daughters

Hypatia’s Daughters

1500 Years of Women Philosophers
Edited by Linda Lopez McAlister
Distribution: World
Publication date: 6/1/1996
Format: paper 0 pages
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-21060-9
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“I think many people would find it a useful resource, both in terms of information on particular philosophers and as a point of inspiration for designing courses that incorporate the work of women philosophers. . . . I expect I will refer individual students to this book as a resource for their own work and I will consult it in designing future courses.” —Teaching Philosophy

“With intelligence and agility, the writers [present] female thinkers who influenced the famous (male) philosophers of their respective ages. This should become a standard text in both philosophy and women’s studies classes and will have great appeal to lay readers as well. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal

This study of women philosophers from the Middle Ages to the 20th century covers a wide spectrum of ideas—from religion, to evolution, to political theory. This unique volume brings creative women thinkers into mainstream discussions of the history of philosophy. Contributors examine the work of, among others, Hildegard of Bingen, Vicountess Conway, Sor Juana, Mary Wollstonecraft, Hannah Arendt, Angela Davis, and Hypatia herself.

Author Bio

LINDA LOPEZ McALISTER is Professor of Women’s Studies and Philosophy at the University of South
Florida and general editor of the journal Hypatia. She has written on the history of women philosophers
and the history of feminist philosophy.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Linda Lopez McAlister

A Christian Martyr in Reverse
Hypatia: 370-415 A.D.
Ursule Molinaro

Finding Bits and Pieces of Hypatia
Mary Ellen Waithe

Hildegard of Bingen: A New Twelfth Century Woman Philosopher?
Helen J. John

A Woman’s Thought or a Man’s Discipline: The Letters of Abelard and Heloise
Andrea Nye

Christine de Pisan and Thomas Hobbes
Karen Green

Polity and Prudence: The Ethics of Elisabeth, Princess Palatine
Andrea Nye

Anne Viscountess Conway: A Seventeenth Century Rationalist
Jane Duran

Sor Juana’s Feminism: From Aristotle to Irigaray
Donald Beggs

Damaris Cudworth Masham: A Seventeenth Century Feminist Philosopher
Lois Frankel

Some Aspects of the Philosophy of Catharine Trotter
Martha Brandt Bolton

Now Foolish Then Wise: Belle van Zuylen’s Game with Sexual Identity
Joke J. Hermsen

Reason and Sensibility: The Ideal of Women’s Self-Governance in the Writings of Mary Wollstonecraft
Catriona Mackenzie

Anna Doyle Wheeler (1785–1848): Philosopher, Socialist, Feminist
Margaret McFadden

“The Lot of Gifted Ladies Is Hard:” A Study of Harriet Taylor Mill Criticism
Jo Ellen Jacobs

Evolutionary Theory in the Social Philosophy of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Maureen Egan

Edith Stein’s Philosophy of Woman and of Women’s Education
Mary Catharine Baseheart, s.c.n.

Hannah Arendt, Feminism, and the Politics of Alterity: “What Will We lose If We Win?”
Joanne Cutting-Gray

Angela Davis
Blanche Radford-Curry and Judith Green

Notes on Contributors
Index