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Philosophy by Women
22 Philosophers Reflect on Philosophy and Its Value

Edited By

Elly Vintiadis

ISBN 9780367332631
Published October 16, 2020 by Routledge
202 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

What is philosophy, why does it matter, and how would it be different if women wrote more of it? At a time when the importance of philosophy, and the humanities in general, is being questioned and at a time when the question of gender equality is a huge public question, 22 women in philosophy lay out in this book how they think of philosophy, what they actually do, and how that is applied to actual problems. By bringing together accounts of the personal experiences of women in philosophy, this book provides a new understanding of the ways in which the place of women in philosophy has changed in recent decades while also introducing the reader to the nature and the value of philosophy.

Table of Contents


Elly Vintiadis

Part I: Thinking about Philosophy

1. Philosophy as a Means of Empowerment and Self-Advocacy
Lisa Bortolotti and Sophie Stammers

2. What Is Philosophy and Why Does It Matter?: A Situated, Pluralist, Social, Caring – and Perhaps Rebellious Response
Maria Brincker

3. Does Philosophy Progress?
Agnes Callard

4. Adventures in Philosophy
Ellen Fridland

5. When Love Stinks, Call a Conceptual Plumber
C.S.I. Jenkins

6. Moving the Contexts of Philosophy
Heisook Kim

7. Philosophy, Comedy, and the Need for Good Material
Quill R Kukla

8. Hypatia’s Gaze
Kyoo Lee

9. Philosophy as a Helping Profession?
Gina Schouten

10. What Philosophy Is and What It Could Be
Elly Vintiadis

Part II: Doing and Valuing Philosophy

11. What Is the Philosophy of Cinema? An Alternative Reading
Melenia Arouh

12. Becoming a Humbler Philosopher: My Life in Philosophy as a Woman
Eva Feder Kittay

13. Philosopher Queens? The Wrong Question at the Wrong Time
Mary Margaret McCabe

14. How Can Philosophy of Language Help Us Navigate the Political News Cycle?
Teresa Marques

15. Philosophy as Work
Chris Meyns

16. Thinking-Emoting-Reflecting Beyond Love
Rónké Òké

17. On Doing Philosophy: Territory, Discipline and Practices
Mickaella Perina

18. The History of Philosophy and Its Disappeared Women
Emily Thomas

19. Believing Is Seeing: Feminist Philosophy, Knowledge, and Perception
Briana Toole

20. Philosophy Matters for Children, Children Matter for Philosophy
Penelope Voutsina

21. How Can a (Modern) Greek (Woman) Be a Philosopher?
Fay Zika

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Elly Vintiadis is a philosopher of mind and psychiatry at Deree, the American College of Greece. She has previously taught at the City College of New York and the Hellenic Naval Staff and Command College. Her work focuses mainly on what mental disorders can tell us about the nature of the mind, and on emergence and explanation, but her research also extends to animal ethics and epistemology. Her publications include Brute Facts (2018, coedited with Constantinos Mekios) and Animals and Us (2020, in Greek).