Princess Elisabeth: The Newest Philosopher on Project Vox

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The mind-body problem that troubles any serious Cartesian and has characterized debate in philosophy of mind for centuries does not find its source in a “typical” philosopher. The genius behind that crucial criticism of René  Descartes is a princess of  exiled Bohemian royalty. Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618-1680) never published a work of her own; everything currently known […]

Announcement: Project Vox on the New Narratives in the History of Philosophy Podcast

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Check out Project Vox’s Andrew Janiak on the New Narratives in the History of Philosophy’s new podcast. The New Narratives project “aims to develop new narratives of our philosophical past that centrally include women thinkers, and thereby to reconfigure, enrich and reinvigorate the philosophical canon.” You can listen to Andrew talk about Project Vox, image culture, the philosophy […]

Announcement: New Materials for Teaching Philosophy

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We are excited to announce the addition of an Introduction to Philosophy narrative to our teaching materials page, along with several additional syllabi for the existing teaching narratives. The aim of our project is to promote the full integration of women philosophers into the canon through a narrative approach, situating them as active participants in the […]

Revealing Voices: Allauren Forbes

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Allauren Forbes’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series.    My first experience with early modern women philosophers was Mary Astell’s A Serious Proposal to the Ladies. Once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down—I immediately fell in love. I was struck by how distinctive Astell’s voice was, despite her clear Cartesian commitments, […]