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 […]
In the fall of 2014, a seminar group sat down to read a text that none of them had read before, not even the professor in the room. Worse than that, the text was in French, and only some of the participants could read French, so they set out to translate it as they went […]
Project Vox Co-leader, Andrew Janiak, wrote about his first time learning of Émilie Du Châtelet and how that led to the creation of PV. Read his article, “Who was that Marquise? Rediscovering forgotten voices of women in philosophy,” in the Washington Post. This article was later reprinted in The Lily.
This fall Project Vox starts its fourth year as a digital publishing initiative. While we’ve been fortunate to receive internal and external funding to help support student team members’ work, nearly half have been volunteers—students who worked with our team merely to gain experience in team-based research projects and digital publishing. Many of these students […]
Earlier this year Project Vox was mentioned in an article on The Atlantic about the movie The Circle (2017), a technological thriller. Elizabeth Yale discusses how “women are cast as consumers [of communications technologies], rather than agents; controlled, rather than controlling.” She refers to two women, Margery Kempe (c. 1373–1438) and Margaret Cavendish (1623–1673), who […]
We are excited to announce that we have a new site! Among the new things you can look for are additional images and an updated gallery, user-friendly pages for our philosophers, a cleaner layout, and a news section on the front page. With the launch of our redesigned site, Project Vox is accessible at both its […]