Author(s): Rebecca Buxton; Lisa Whiting
The history of philosophy has not done women justice: you've probably heard of Plato, Kant, Nietzsche and Locke - but what about Hypatia, Arendt, Oluwole and Young? The Philosopher Queens is a long-awaited book about women in philosophy by women in philosophy. It brings to centre stage twenty prominent women whose ideas have had a profound - but for the most part uncredited - impact on the world. You'll learn about Ban Zhao, the first woman historian in ancient Chinese history; Angela Davis, perhaps the most iconic symbol of the American Black Power Movement; Azizah Y. al-Hibri, who examined the intersection of Islamic law and gender equality; and many more. For all those studying philosophy and wondering where the women are or for newcomers who just want to learn a thing or two about the history of ideas - it's time to meet the philosopher queens.