Revealing Voices: Michaela Manson

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Michaela Manson’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series.  In a 2013 letter, philosophers Rae Langton and John Dupre criticize a type of popular reasoning. Their target is the position that physical differences, including brain differences, that correlate with sex categories are both naturally necessary, and normative in the sense that exhibiting these differences […]

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 […]

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, […]

Revealing Voices: Simone Webb

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Simone Webb’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series.    Mary Astell’s (1666-1731) treatise A Serious Proposal to the Ladies (1694, 1697) has been analysed as utopian literature, a proto-feminist text, a philosophical work in which we can find Astell’s contributions to virtue theory and epistemology, and as an extended piece of rhetoric. These are […]

Revealing Voices: Nancy Kendrick

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Nancy Kendrick’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series.    A few years ago I was asked to contribute an essay on George Berkeley’s Bermuda Project to a volume a colleague was editing on Berkeley’s philosophy. The project was Berkeley’s plan to create a college in Bermuda in which Indigenous Americans and British […]