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2:45pm Rediscovering Women Philosophers

November 9, 2016 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Reading Group: Rediscovering the Women Philosophers of Western Modernity

Leaders:

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 Intellectuals between Rationalism and Empiricism 2

Date: Wednesday, November 9 @ 2:45pm-4:15pm

Philosopher: Lady Anne Conway

Readings:

Lady Anne Conway; Selections from: Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy

Carolyn Merchant, “The Vitalism of Anne Conway: Its Impact on Leibniz’s Concept of the Monad” (Journal of the History of Philosophy 17, 1979, pp. 255–69)

 

Details

Date:
November 9, 2016
Time:
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Venue

IPLAI
3610 McTavish, 2nd floor
Montreal,QuebecH3A 1Y2Canada
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Phone:
514-398-6154