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Women Philosophers in History

Women Philosophers in History

created by Alcyone, 2 years ago in People

A selection of some great women philosophers and thinkers in history until 1800.

Tags Alcyone, Art, Diotima, feminism, Hildegard of Bingen, History, hypatia, Mary Wollstonecraft, philosophy, women

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Comments (8)

Mr. Thick

Mr. Thick

Mee too, that´s why I love it. Information that I didn`t know!

2 years ago

RootBeer

RootBeer

Wow- I'm going to have to look up some of these!
*****

2 years ago

Alcyone

Alcyone

A better example:)http://www.purposegames.com/game/school-of-athens-part-1-quiz/info

2 years ago

Alcyone

Alcyone

That book looked quite interesting, it probably would be interesting to read for learning moore about the enlightment time as well. I also have to admit that some of these philosophers were unknown for me as well.

Another thing I forgot to mention is the picture of Hypatia is a detail from 'The School of Athens' (Raphael), -the left in the painting behind and between Parmenides and Pythagoras. Found a image to click at each person here: http://www.newbanner.com/AboutPic/athena/raphael/nbi_ath4.html

2 years ago

makropulos

makropulos

That's fascinating about Émilie du Châtelet - I'm ashamed to say I didn't know who she was. Clearly an amazing woman. I must get see if the library has the book by Judith Zinsser about her ("La Dame d'Esprit: A Biography of The Marquise Du Châtelet" - it looks promising).

2 years ago

Alcyone

Alcyone

Thats a funny coincidence, im glad you liked the game!:) There is a lot of interesting names here, but there is very few famous female names in philosophy, and there are different reasons for it, but im sure that many of these deserves more attencion that they got in the past.

some examples:

Diotima is belived to the the tutor of Socrates and important in Plato's 'Symposium' (her ideas are the origin of the concept of Platonic love)

Theres also made a movie about Hypatia, (head of the Platonist school at Alexandria (300 CE) called 'AGORA' (2009)

Émilie du Châtelet ( French mathematician, physicist, translator (Newton) and author, had an relationship to Voltaire, that declared in a letter to his friend King Frederick II of Prussia that du Châtelet was "a great man whose only fault was being a woman". (!!)

(source Wikipedia)

2 years ago

makropulos

makropulos

An excellent and very interesting game. 5*
And what a coincidence - I'm listening to some of Hidegard of Bingen's music at the same time as playing this game.

2 years ago