General Knowledge

Women in Philosophy

Philosophy is about exploring the deepest questions of human life. But there is a significant problem in the history of philosophy. While women make up just over 50% of humanity, most philosophers throughout history have been men. This is beginning to change, but what happens when philosophy starts to take women’s voices seriously? This course aims to introduce some important women philosophers and to ask challenging questions about the relationships between philosophy, men, and women.

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Created by Dr. Will Buckingham
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About the author

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Dr. Will Buckingham is a writer and philosopher currently based in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has a PhD in philosophy, and a masters degree in anthropology. He is the author of 11 books, and has contributed to Dorling Kindersley’s globally-bestselling The Philosophy Book. He has also written an introduction to philosophies of well-being called "Introducing Happiness: A Practical Guide" (Icon Books / Totem Books). He has taught in universities in the UK, China, Myanmar and Bulgaria.