• mosesquine
    95
    The question is as follows: Who is your favorite female philosopher?
    There are 12 options.
    1. Who is your favorite female philosopher? (11 votes)
        Hypatia
        9%
        Judith Butler
        9%
        Luce Irigaray
          0%
        Hannah Arendt
        36%
        G. E. M. Anscombe
        36%
        Gillian Russell
        9%
        Jessica Wilson
          0%
        L. A. Paul
          0%
        Helen Beebee
          0%
        Lisa Miracchi
          0%
        Patricia Churchland
          0%
        Delia Graff Fara
          0%
  • anonymous66
    626
    How about Rebecca Goldstein?
  • mosesquine
    95

    I don't know much about Rebecca Goldstein... But there are some omissions: Sarah McGrath, Marianne Talbot, and so forth.
  • Agustino
    11.3k
    The only one I like is Anscombe - so she gets my vote! Anscombe has profound things to say. Maybe I would've picked Philippa Foot but she's not on there.
  • mosesquine
    95
    I voted for Gillian Russell, but Anscombe would be a rational choice, too.
  • anonymous66
    626
    Rosalind Hursthouse is someone else I would consider.
  • Terrapin Station
    5.4k
    Some of my favorite female philosophers:

    Susan Haack, Martha Nussbaum, Marjorie Grene, Ruth Barcan Marcus, Christine Korsgaard, Susanne Langer, Annette Baier

    None were on the poll.
  • Agustino
    11.3k
    Who picked Hannah Arendt? >:O
  • mosesquine
    95

    Susan Haack and Ruth Barcan Marcus are unfortunate omissions...
  • Moliere
    1.4k
    I picked Arendt. Certainly my favorite, though Judith Butler was a close second.

    I tend to think philosophers who challenge my beliefs the most are my favorites, and she did a superb job on that front.
  • StreetlightX
    3.2k
    Ya, Arendt is fucking awesome (voted!). This list is a rather sad, barebones one though, missing some pretty much all of my favorites - Alicia Juarrero, Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, Adriana Cavarerro, not to mention some incredibly important lasses I'm not that big on - Martha Nussbaum, Iris Murdoch, Simone de Beauvoir, Simone Weil, etc
  • Moliere
    1.4k
    Martha Nussbaum is also one of my fave female philosophers, personally. Her work on late antiquity hit home for me.
bold
italic
underline
strike
code
quote
ulist
image
url
mention
reveal
youtube
tweet
Add a Comment

Welcome to The Philosophy Forum!

Get involved in philosophical discussions about knowledge, truth, language, consciousness, science, politics, religion, logic and mathematics, art, history, and lots more. No ads, no clutter, and very little agreement — just fascinating conversations.