Women Philosophers: Genre And The Boundaries Of Philosophy

1st Edition

Catherine Villanueva Gardner

Routledge
Published July 25, 2003
Textbook - 216 Pages
ISBN 9780813341330 - CAT# K371938

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Summary

Long considered ?non-philosophical,? the letters and novels of women like Catharine Macaulay, Mary Wollstonecraft, and George Eliot have often been omitted from the canon of the Western philosophical tradition. This unfortunate omission is corrected here through Catherine Villanueva Gardner's thorough discussion of the philosophical importance of their work. Gardner also looks carefully at why letters and novels have been considered this way since they are so prevalent in the work of women in general. Gardner argues that the devaluation or exclusion of certain forms of writing is connected to the biases that underpin the Western ethical tradition. This book is critical reading for courses in introductory philosophy and women's studies.

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