Explore syllabi that integrate early modern women into their courses to gather ideas for how to structure your courses, reading assignments, and philosopher pairings. Click any catalog entry for more information about the syllabus. All syllabi can be downloaded by clicking the image of the file within the syllabus catalog entry. See the below suggested searches for ways to filter the table to find exactly the syllabi you’re seeking. You can view a full screen version of the table in a new window here.

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Syllabus Approach

  • Syllabi with the approach Adds Women are particularly useful for ideas on how to integrate women into traditional courses where you are not allowed much variability from a classic canonical curriculum. Syllabi with Centers Women are useful for thinking about how to significantly restructure your course to feature women philosophers.
  • Filter syllabi based on their approach to bringing women philosophers into the curriculum. For example: to show syllabi that center women in the course, click filter, then add condition “where Syllabus Approach has any of,” and then select Centers Women.

Included Philosophers

  • Discover syllabi that include exactly the philosophers you’re looking for. For example: to show syllabi that include both Astell and Berkeley, click filter, then add condition “where Included Philosophers has any of,” and then select both Astell and Berkeley. You can also use the search bar in the top right corner of the table to search the name of the philosopher of interest; this will highlight syllabi that include this philosopher.

Philosophy Conversations

  • An aim of sharing these syllabi is to promote the full integration of women philosophers into the canon through a narrative approach, situating them as active participants in the philosophical dialogues of their era. Narrative approaches include: Rationalism vs Empiricism, Introductions to Philosophy, Philosophy and Science, and Cartesianism and its Aftermath. You can learn more about the narrative approach a syllabus takes in the “Philosophy Conversation Description” section of the catalog.
  • View syllabi for courses particular to the narrative approach you would like to take. For example: to show syllabi structured around a conversation about Philosophy and Science, click filter, then add condition “where Philosophy Conversations has any of,” and then select Philosophy & Science.