Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 October 2020

320 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190072919

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Philosophy for Girls

An Invitation to the Life of Thought

Edited by Melissa Shew and Kimberly Garchar

  • The book provides an introductory philosophy text comprising chapters written exclusively by women philosophers
  • The book's four sections correspond to major fields in philosophy--metaphysics, epistemology, social and political philosophy, and ethics--with each chapter providing novel ways of understanding those fields
  • Women's voices dominate the chapters, with nearly all primary and secondary sources coming from women in the history of philosophy and a diverse set of contemporary women philosophers
  • The book's prose is clear and engaging while maintaining serious academic rigor
  • The book empowers girls and young women as learners and knowers by encouraging them to assess, challenge, question, and affirm their experiences and ideas through the expertise and tools provided by women in academic philosophy

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