The Philosopher Queens: The lives and legacies of philosophy's unsung women

December 7, 2020
The Philosopher Queens: The lives and legacies of philosophy's unsung women

'This is brilliant. A book about women in philosophy bywomen in philosophy – love it!' Elif ShafakWhere are the women philosophers? The answer is righthere.The history of philosophy has not done women justice: you'veprobably heard the names Plato, Kant, Nietzsche and Locke – butwhat about Hypatia, Arendt, Oluwole and Young?The Philosopher Queens is a long-awaited book about thelives and works of women in philosophy by women inphilosophy. This collection brings to centre stage twenty prominentwomen whose ideas have had a profound – but for the most partuncredited – impact on the world.You'll learn about Ban Zhao, the first woman historian inancient Chinese history; Angela Davis, perhaps the most iconicsymbol of the American Black Power Movement; Azizah Y. al-Hibri,known for examining the intersection of Islamic law and genderequality; and many more.For anyone who has wondered where the women philosophers are, oranyone curious about the history of ideas – it's time to meet thephilosopher queens.