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Recovering Early Modern Women Writers: Some Tensions

Friday, November 16, 2018

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Whitby 121

Feminist work in the history of philosophy has been going on for decades. Intentional efforts have been made to recover the work of women writers and challenge the myth that there are no women in the history of philosophy, but still the myth persists.

In this talk, Jessica Gordon-Roth, professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota, will argue that we often treat the work of early modern women philosophers in ways that are inconsistent with the explicit commitments of analytic philosophy. In so doing, we may trigger our audiences to reject these women as philosophers, despite our intention to achieve precisely the opposite effect.

FREE admission. All are welcome to attend.


Questions? Contact the Philosophy Department at 651-690-6821.