Global Vision Publishing House


History of Women in Philosophy


Author : Agustine Perumalil
ISBN : 978-93-86603-34-0
Edition : 2nd
Year : 2018
Pages : 396
Size : 14×21 Cm
Publisher : Global Vision Publishing House
Price : INR 1,660


About the Book

“There are no women philosophers. Women cannot do philosophy.” This has been conventional wisdom till the beginning of the last century. But braving social restrictions, prejudices and all other odds, women had been engaging in philosophy from the beginning of civilization. If we have not heard much of them, it is because the standard historians of philosophy have ignored them due to various reasons. It is true that their contributions had not been as attention-grabbing as those of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Marx, and other luminaries. Yet, without including the life and activities of these brave and innovative women, who fought prejudices and courageously broke social conventions to pursue wisdom, no history of philosophy can claim to be complete. This edition selects 101 such women and attempts to place them in the history of philosophy, so that readers will have a cursory knowledge of each of them and of each one’s most noteworthy contribution.

About the Author

Augustine Perumalil is a professor of philosophy at Sacred Heart College – Satya Nilayam, Chennai, India. He received his MA in philosophy from Poona University and PhD from Punjab University, Chandigarh, specialising in philosophy of religion. Later, he completed one-year post-doctoral research at Loyola University, Chicago. He has authored five books and over twenty articles in various national and international journals. He is the director of Satya Nilayam Research Institute, an institute authorised by the Madras University to conduct research and guide students for Ph.D. in philosophy, and also the editor of Satya Nilayam, Chennai Journal of Intercultural Philosophy, a semi-annual published in collaboration with the Vienna Society for Intercultural Philosophy.


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