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    Women in philosophy

    Connell, Sophia (2023) Women in philosophy. Oxford University Press, Oxford Classical Dictionary online.

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    Abstract

    Many philosophical schools included female followers, such as Pythagoreans, Cynics, Cyrenaics, Platonists, Epicureans, and Stoics. The most extensive fragmentary writings by female philosophers are those of Neopythagorean women, particularly Theano, Perictione, Phintys, and Ptolemaïs. The most well-attested women philosophers in antiquity include Aspasia, Diotima, Arete, Hipparchia, Sosipatra, and Hypatia. These women appear to have held many different positions and views. There is no distinct feminine philosophy in antiquity, although some fragments from Pythagorean women are an attempt to apply philosophical principles to the everyday lives of women.

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    Item Type: Other
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Cynics, Stoics, Hypatia, Pythagoreans, Neoplatonists, Hipparchia, Perictione, Hypatia
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Sophia Connell
    Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2023 05:03
    Last Modified: 03 Oct 2023 13:46
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/49727

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