Philosophy in the Bookshop – Nigel Warburton and The Philosopher Queens

Sat, 4 July 2020 11:00 – 12:00

Philosophy in the Bookshop is our free monthly series of Philosophical discussions hosted by author and public Philosopher, Nigel Warburton. This month, Nigel will be discussing the newly released anthology, ‘The Philosopher Queens’ with editors Rebecca Buxton and Lisa Whiting.

The history of philosophy has not done women justice: you’ve probably heard the names Plato, Kant, Nietzsche and Locke – but what about Hypatia, Arendt, Oluwole and Young?The Philosopher Queens is a long-awaited book about the lives and works of women in philosophy by women in philosophy. This collection brings to centre stage twenty prominent women whose ideas have had a profound – but for the most part uncredited – impact on the world.You’ll learn about Ban Zhao, the first woman historian in ancient Chinese history; Angela Davis, perhaps the most iconic symbol of the American Black Power Movement; Azizah Y. al-Hibri, known for examining the intersection of Islamic law and gender equality; and many more.For anyone who has wondered where the women philosophers are, or anyone curious about the history of ideas – it’s time to meet the philosopher queens.

This talk takes place in the Philosophy department in the Norrington Room. Please be advised that this area contains limited access – Please call 01865 333623 for any enquiries.

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