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2:45pm Rediscovering Women Philosophers

October 26, 2016 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Reading Group: Rediscovering the Women Philosophers of Western Modernity


Jennifer Guyver PhD 7                                  Jingjing Li PhD 4

School of Religious Studies                           School of Religious Studies

Jennifer.guyver@mail.mcgill.ca                     Jingjing.li2@mail.mcgill.ca


Despite the growing wealth of knowledge concerning the prominent contribution women philosophers have made to their respective fields throughout history, the works of these women are rarely included on philosophy syllabuses. Consequently, women philosophers of the early to late modern era remain underestimated and underappreciated. The goal of this reading group is to rediscover the women who participated directly in the major philosophical debates of their time and had a hand in bringing many of the classic texts of philosophy to the world. Through a combination of primary and secondary sources, we will examine these women’s views on religion, history and philosophy, as well as their assessments of womanhood and the role of women within scholarship.


Women Philosophers between Rationalism and Empiricism 1

Date: Wednesday, October 26 @ 2:45pm-4:15pm

Philosopher: Damarish Cudworth Masham


Damaris Cudworth Masham; Selections from: Occasional Thoughts

Broad, Jacqueline. “A Woman’s Influence? John Locke and Damaris Masham on Moral Accountability.” Journal of the History of Ideas. 67.3 (2007): 489-510.



October 26, 2016
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm


3610 McTavish, 2nd floor
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2 Canada
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