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Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 1 decade ago

are there any famous or successful female philosophers??

i realy havent heard of any good female philosophers. alot of people will say certain names of female celebs etc. however i mean "philosopher" long the lines of Nietzsche, Sartre, wittgenstein, etc. the philosopher that actualy based theories on philisophical ideas and changed them.

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    1 decade ago
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    List of female philosophers

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    See also: Women in philosophy

    A list of female philosophers, ordered alphabetically:

    * Marilyn McCord Adams, (born 1943) O

    * Linda Martin Alcoff

    * Alice Ambrose

    * Pamela Sue Anderson

    * Julia Annas

    * G. E. M. Anscombe, (1918-2001) C O R W

    * Hannah Arendt, (1906-1975) C O R W

    * Arete of Cyrene, (4th century B.C.)

    * Aspasia of Miletus, (5th century B.C.)

    * Mary Astell, (1666-1731) A B C D1 D2 R

    * Babette Babich (1956-)

    * Linda Badham, (born 1950)

    * Annette Baier, (born 1929) O

    * Ban Zhao, (c. 35-100) D2

    * Susanne Bobzien

    * Antoinette Brown, (1825-1921) D2

    * Judith Butler, (born 1956)

    * Mary Whiton Calkins, (1863-1930) W

    * Nancy Cartwright (born 1943) O

    * Margaret Cavendish, (1623-1673) A B C R

    * Christine de Pizan, (c. 1365-c. 1430) G R

    * Andrea Christofidou

    * Patricia Churchland, (born 1943) C

    * Hélène Cixous, (born 1937) R

    * Catherine Trotter Cockburn, (1679-1749) A B C R W

    * Lady Anne Finch Conway, (1631-1679) A B C D1 O R W

    * Simone de Beauvoir, (1908-1986) D1 O R W

    * Émilie du Châtelet, (1706-1749) R

    * Raya Dunayevskaya, (1910-1987)

    * Dorothy Edgington

    * George Eliot, (1819-1880) G R

    * Elisabeth of Bohemia, (1618-1680) A B C R

    * Philippa Foot, (born 1920) C O W

    * Dorothea Frede, (1941-)

    * Charlotte Perkins Gilman, (1860-1935)

    * Hannah Ginsborg

    * Emma Goldman, (1869–1940)

    * Marie de Gournay, (1565-1645) D2

    * Celia Green, (born 1935)

    * Susan Haack, (born 1945) W

    * Jane Heal

    * Ágnes Heller, (born 1929)

    * Heloise, (1101-1162) D2

    * Mary Hesse, (born 1924)

    * Hildegard of Bingen, (1098-1179) D1 R

    * Hipparchia, (4th century BC)

    * Jennifer Hornsby, (born 1951) O

    * Rosalind Hursthouse

    * Hypatia of Alexandria, (370-415) C R

    * Luce Irigaray, (born 1930) C O R

    * Martha Klein

    * Christine Korsgaard

    * Julia Kristeva, (born 1941) C O R

    * Susanne Langer, (1895-1985) O R W

    * Michèle Le Dœuff, (born 1948) O R

    * Leontion, (4th century BC)

    * Rosa Luxemburg, (1871-1919) R

    * Catherine Macaulay, (1731-1791) G

    * Ruth Barcan Marcus, (born 1921) C O

    * Harriet Martineau, (1802-1876) R W

    * Damaris Cudworth Masham, (1659-1708) A B C R

    * Mechthild of Magdeburg, (1210-1285) G

    * Mary Midgley, (born 1919) W

    * Ruth Millikan, (born 1933) O

    * Iris Murdoch, (1919-1999) O W

    * Nancey Murphy, (born 1951)

    * Judith Sargent Murray, (1751-1820) D2

    * Martha Nussbaum, (born 1947) C O

    * Onora O'Neill, (born 1941) O W

    * Janet Radcliffe Richards, (born 1944) O

    * Ayn Rand, (1905-1982) R

    * Rosemary Radford Ruether, (born 1936)

    * Ruth Lydia Saw

    * Anna Maria van Schurman, (1607-1678) D2 R

    * Lady Mary Shepherd, (1777-1847) A C

    * Sor Juana, (1648-1695) D2

    * Anne Louise Germaine de Staël, (1766-1817) R

    * L. Susan Stebbing, (1885-1943) W

    * Edith Stein, (1891-1942) D1

    * Gabrielle Suchon, (1631-1703) R

    * Harriet Taylor Mill, (1807-1858) C D1 R

    * Teresa of Avila, (1515-1582) C

    * Judith Jarvis Thomson, (born 1929) C O W

    * Baroness Mary Warnock, (born 1924) O

    * Simone Weil, (1909-1943) C D1 O R

    * Victoria, Lady Welby, (1837-1912) W

    * Mary Wollstonecraft, (1759-1797) C D1 G O R W

    * Frances Wright, (1795-1852) D2

    * Dorothy Maud Wrinch, (1894-1976)

    [edit] Notes

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  • 1 decade ago

    You should read some of their arguments and maybe you would also learn to argue in an organized, intelligent, direct manner. This would be a way in which you could actually cite some scholarly sources to back up your ideas. Best of luck.

    Marilyn McCord Adams, (born 1943) O

    Linda Martin Alcoff

    Alice Ambrose

    Pamela Sue Anderson

    Julia Annas

    G. E. M. Anscombe, (1918-2001) C O R W

    Hannah Arendt, (1906-1975) C O R W

    Arete of Cyrene, (4th century B.C.)

    Aspasia of Miletus, (5th century B.C.)

    Mary Astell, (1666-1731) A B C D1 D2 R

    Babette Babich (1956-)

    Linda Badham, (born 1950)

    Annette Baier, (born 1929) O

    Ban Zhao, (c. 35-100) D2

    Susanne Bobzien

    Antoinette Brown, (1825-1921) D2

    Judith Butler, (born 1956)

    Mary Whiton Calkins, (1863-1930) W

    Nancy Cartwright (born 1943) O

    Margaret Cavendish, (1623-1673) A B C R

    Christine de Pizan, (c. 1365-c. 1430) G R

    Andrea Christofidou

    Patricia Churchland, (born 1943) C

    Hélène Cixous, (born 1937) R

    Catherine Trotter Cockburn, (1679-1749) A B C R W

    Lady Anne Finch Conway, (1631-1679) A B C D1 O R W

    Simone de Beauvoir, (1908-1986) D1 O R W

    Émilie du Châtelet, (1706-1749) R

    Raya Dunayevskaya, (1910-1987)

    Dorothy Edgington

    George Eliot, (1819-1880) G R

    Elisabeth of Bohemia, (1618-1680) A B C R

    Philippa Foot, (born 1920) C O W

    Dorothea Frede, (1941-)

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman, (1860-1935)

    Hannah Ginsborg

    Emma Goldman, (1869–1940)

    Marie de Gournay, (1565-1645) D2

    Celia Green, (born 1935)

    Susan Haack, (born 1945) W

    Jane Heal

    Ágnes Heller, (born 1929)

    Heloise, (1101-1162) D2

    Mary Hesse, (born 1924)

    Hildegard of Bingen, (1098-1179) D1 R

    Hipparchia, (4th century BC)

    Jennifer Hornsby, (born 1951) O

    Rosalind Hursthouse

    Hypatia of Alexandria, (370-415) C R

    Luce Irigaray, (born 1930) C O R

    Martha Klein

    Christine Korsgaard

    Julia Kristeva, (born 1941) C O R

    Susanne Langer, (1895-1985) O R W

    Michèle Le Dœuff, (born 1948) O R

    Leontion, (4th century BC)

    Rosa Luxemburg, (1871-1919) R

    Catherine Macaulay, (1731-1791) G

    Ruth Barcan Marcus, (born 1921) C O

    Harriet Martineau, (1802-1876) R W

    Damaris Cudworth Masham, (1659-1708) A B C R

    Mechthild of Magdeburg, (1210-1285) G

    Mary Midgley, (born 1919) W

    Ruth Millikan, (born 1933) O

    Iris Murdoch, (1919-1999) O W

    Nancey Murphy, (born 1951)

    Judith Sargent Murray, (1751-1820) D2

    Martha Nussbaum, (born 1947) C O

    Onora O'Neill, (born 1941) O W

    Janet Radcliffe Richards, (born 1944) O

    Ayn Rand, (1905-1982) R

    Rosemary Radford Ruether, (born 1936)

    Ruth Lydia Saw

    Anna Maria van Schurman, (1607-1678) D2 R

    Lady Mary Shepherd, (1777-1847) A C

    Sor Juana, (1648-1695) D2

    Anne Louise Germaine de Staël, (1766-1817) R

    L. Susan Stebbing, (1885-1943) W

    Edith Stein, (1891-1942) D1

    Gabrielle Suchon, (1631-1703) R

    Harriet Taylor Mill, (1807-1858) C D1 R

    Teresa of Avila, (1515-1582) C

    Judith Jarvis Thomson, (born 1929) C O W

    Baroness Mary Warnock, (born 1924) O

    Simone Weil, (1909-1943) C D1 O R

    Victoria, Lady Welby, (1837-1912) W

    Mary Wollstonecraft, (1759-1797) C D1 G O R W

    Frances Wright, (1795-1852) D2

    Dorothy Maud Wrinch, (1894-1976)

    Source(s): Wikipedia
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  • 1 decade ago

    Hannah Arendt is an interesting philosopher. Chech her out.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No there arent famous women philosophers there are only female philosophers who are famous among the circel of feminists.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Ayn Rand is pretty cool. Check online for her views.

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  • 1 decade ago

    There are millions of them. They philosophize in the 'real world'. We often called them 'mom'.

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  • 1 decade ago

    the oracle at delphi is the most interesting, i think.

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