Women in the History of Philosophy

  • 12 Oct 2017
  • 23 Nov 2017
  • 7 sessions
  • 12 Oct 2017, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • 19 Oct 2017, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • 26 Oct 2017, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • 02 Nov 2017, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • 09 Nov 2017, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • 16 Nov 2017, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • 23 Nov 2017, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • cSpace, 1721-29 Ave SW, Room 310


There are lots of women within the western traditions of philosophy – it’s just that you probably never heard of them. In the past, philosophically active women were also nuns, mystics, administrators, scientists, novelists, and playwrights. We will explore the social contexts, biographies, and contributions of women philosophers, considering figures from ancient Greece, Renaissance and early modern Europe, seventeenth century Mexico, twentieth century France and Britain, and contemporary America. The women discussed will include Hildegard von Bingen, Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz, Mary Wollstonecraft, Simone de Beauvoir, and Martha Nussbaum. (There are many intriguing others.) Participants will contribute by doing internet research prior to each meeting and sharing their results as a basis for discussion. Men and women are welcome.

Facilitators: Trudy Govier and Lorna Jamison

Trudy Govier is a retired philosophy professor (University of Lethbridge) and the author of a number of books including Forgiveness and Revenge, A Practical Study of Argument, and Dilemmas of Trust.  Active in several community groups, since 2013 Trudy has successfully facilitated various interest Groups for CALL.

Lorna Jamison worked in both public and adult education in a variety of capacities that included program design and development. Among her interests is philosophy, with a particular focus on women in the history of philosophy. 

To register, contact Trudy Govier at govier@shaw.ca

Before you register, you must be a member of CALL.

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