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Exploring the Contributions of Women in the History of Philosophy, Science, and Literature, Throughout Time

  • Offers concrete information about the contributions of unknown female figures

  • Compares and contrasts the influence and contributions of undervalued women philosophers

  • Introduces new research from international scholars working on non-canonical sources

Part of the book series: Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences (WHPS, volume 20)

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About this book

This book explores contributions by some of the most influential women in the history of philosophy, science, and literature. Ranging from Sappho and Sophie Germain to Stebbing and Evelyn Fox Keller, this work ultimately demonstrates the impact these non-canonical, sometimes unknown or hidden, sources had, or may have had, on the recognized male leaders in their fields, from Aristotle to Pascal, Kant, Whitehead, and Russell. Chapters reflect philosophical pluralism, both analytic and continental themes, and cover figures reaching across the entire history of ideas in the West, from pre-historic times to the twentieth century. Anyone interested in coming to know or in preparing to teach women in the history of philosophy, science, and literature will appreciate this collection and its myriad insights into the still unrecognized voices of non-canonical sources across these disciplines.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, USA

    Chelsea C. Harry

  • Hellenic Open University, Athens, Greece

    George N. Vlahakis

About the editors

Chelsea C. Harry is an Associate Professor at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. She is the author of Chronos in Aristotle’s Physics: On the Nature of Time (Springer, 2015) and co-editor of Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Presocratic Natural Philosophy in Later Classical Thought (Brill, 2021) in addition to a number of articles and book chapters in ancient philosophy, natural philosophy, 19th century German thought, intercultural philosophy, and women in philosophy.


George N. Vlahakis is an Associate Professor at Hellenic Open University in Patras, Greece, and Fellow Researcher in the Institute of Historical Research / National Hellenic Research Foundation. He has studied Physics (B.Sc., 1983), Oceanography (M.Sc., 1987) and History and Philosophy of Science (Ph.D., 1991) His main research interest is the history of science in South-Eastern Europe with a focus on comparative studies in the framework of the so-called “periphery-center” scheme. He has participated in many international conferences and he has published papers and books in Greek and English. He is also editor of thematic volumes and special issues of scientific journals. He is a member of several academic societies. He is also a correspondent member of the International Academy of the History of Sciences and President of the Commission for Science and Literature of DHST/IUHPST. Among the subjects of his research are: History of sciences in Southeastern Europe 18th-20th century), Science and Religion, History of earth sciences, Science and Society in the independent Greek state, Science and Literature. He has participated in several research projects as a senior researcher and has organized a number of international and national conferences


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Exploring the Contributions of Women in the History of Philosophy, Science, and Literature, Throughout Time

  • Editors: Chelsea C. Harry, George N. Vlahakis

  • Series Title: Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-39630-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-39629-8Published: 02 October 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-39632-8Due: 16 October 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-39630-4Published: 30 September 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2523-8760

  • Series E-ISSN: 2523-8779

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 198

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, History of Science, History, general

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eBook USD 89.00
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Hardcover Book USD 119.99
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  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

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