On the Outskirts of the Canon: The Myth of the Lone Female Philosopher, and What to Do about It

  title={On the Outskirts of the Canon: The Myth of the Lone Female Philosopher, and What to Do about It},
  author={Sandrine Berg{\`e}s},
  • S. Bergès
  • Published 1 July 2015
  • Philosophy
  • Metaphilosophy
Women philosophers of the past, because they tended not to engage with each other much, are often perceived as isolated from ongoing philosophical dialogues. This has led—directly and indirectly—to their exclusion from courses in the history of philosophy. This article explores three ways in which we could solve this problem. The first is to create a course in early modern philosophy that focuses solely or mostly on female philosophers, using conceptual and thematic ties such as a concern for… 

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