The Neglected Canon: Nine Women Philosophers

First to the Twentieth Century

  • Therese Boos Dykeman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. First Century, C. E.

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
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  3. Twelfth Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-37
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  4. Fourteenth Century: Before and After

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-80
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      Pages 81-107
  5. Seventeenth Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-113
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  6. Eighteenth Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-213
    2. Therese Boos Dykeman
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  7. Nineteenth Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-275
    2. Therese Boos Dykeman
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    4. Therese Boos Dykeman
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 363-366

About this book

Introduction

When down from the moon stepped the goddess of the night, she bid Minerva/Athene come to her. "Minerva/Athene," she said, "you sprang fully formed from the head of your father. Now all the daughters of mankind think they, too, are as rootless as you. Tonight I bid you dance, join the circle round 1 that tree glistening with the clarity of wisdom. Mother Natura and Lady Philosophia, hands together, already have begun the promenade of myth and allegory. " Still in the garb of gold and white stone, Minerva/ Athene did as she was bid and danced till dawn. Then in new light, she found herself suddenly a budding flower on a tall branch, and even more swiftly a crystalline fruit, rivaling the morning sun, refracting the light. Behold, she had grown roots, difficult to discover down in the dark of history, deep in the solid knowledge of earth. And the daughters of humankind saw and reveled in their roots. This is the story of this book, a history, long and diverse, of women thinkers and their thought. It will become a legacy for all who study it, a legacy that Heloi"se, Marie de Gournay, Sor Juana Ines de Ia Cruz, and Judith Sargent Murray among many women philosophers assured by composing lists of the names of women little acknowledged century after century. While the Hannah Arendt's, Susanne K.

Keywords

Chinese Europe biography design eighteenth century epistemology event history history of literature philosophy seventeenth century women philosophers

Editors and affiliations

  • Therese Boos Dykeman
    • 1
  1. 1.Philosophy Dept.Fairfield UniversityFairfieldUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-3400-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5314-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3400-4
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