Eight Women Philosophers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Wisdom from several historic thinkers

Meredith Kirby
Sep 7, 2020 · 8 min read
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he world of philosophy can be a rough place for women. Philosophers are traditionally white, male, and Western, and most of the philosophy that is traditionally taught comes from that demographic. As a woman who studies philosophy, I have to say, I really wish I had more female philosophers to look up to.