GENDERING THE HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY
TABLE OF CONTENTS

DEDICATION

PREFACE , by Karen J. Warren

FOREWORD: Including Women in “Ancient and Medieval Philosophies,” by Henry West

LEAD ESSAY: “2600 Years of the History of Western Philosophy Without Women: This Book as a Unique, Gender Inclusive Alternative,” by Karen J. Warren

CHAPTER ONE : PLATO AND DIOTIMA

Introduction, by Karen J. Warren
Selections from Plato
(Excerpts from the Symposium and the Phaedrus)
Selection from Diotima
(Excerpts from the Symposium )
Commentary,
by Eve Browning

CHAPTER TWO: ARISTOTLE AND LATE PYTHAGOREAN WOMEN

Introduction, by Karen J. Warren
Selections from Aristotle (Excerpts from Nicomachean Ethics, Metaphysics)
Selection from Late Pythagorean Women ( Excerpts from Letters from “ Theano to Euboule,” “Theano to Kallisto,” “Theano to Nikostrate;” and Periktione's, “On the Harmony of Women;” Porphyry, Life of Pythagoras)
Commentary, by Vicki Harper

CHAPTER THREE: AUGUSTINE AND HILDEGARD

Introduction, by Karen J. Warren
Selections from St. Augustine (Excerpts from Confession s, Literal Commentary on Genesis, and Trinity )
Selections from Hildegard
(Excerpts from Scivias, Book of Divine Works, Book of Life's Merits and Causes and Cures )
Commentary, by Judith Chelius Stark

CHAPTER FOUR: ABELARD AND HELOISE

Introduction, by Karen J. Warren
Selections from Abelard (Excerpts from The Lost Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard, Historia Calamitatum, T he Letters of Abelard and Heloise) Selections from Heloise (Excerpts from The Lost Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard, The Letters of Abelard and Heloise )
Commentary,
by Mary Ellen Waithe

CHAPTER FIVE: DESCARTES AND ELISABETH

Introduction, by Karen J. Warren
Selection from Descartes
(Excerpts from A Philosophical Correspondence: Elisabeth Princess Palatine and Rene Descartes )
Selection from Elisabeth (Excerpts from A Philosophical Correspondence: Elisabeth Princess Palatine and Rene Descartes )
Commentary,
by Andrea Nye

CHAPTER SIX: HOBBES AND MACAULAY

Introduction, by Karen J. Warren
Selection from Hobbes
(Excerpts from Leviathan )
Selections from Macaulay
(Excerpts from Letters on Education)
Commentary,
by Catherine Villanueva Gardner

CHAPTER SEVEN: LOCKE AND MASHAM

Introduction, by Karen J. Warren
Selection from Masham
(Excerpts from Occasional Thoughts In Reference to a Virtuous or Christian Life )
Selection from Locke (
Excerpts from An Essay Concerning Human Understanding)
Commentary,
by Lois Frankel

CHAPTER EIGHT: LEIBNIZ AND CONWAY

Introduction, by Karen J. Warren
Selection from Leibniz
(Excerpts from Monadology)
Selections from Conway
(Excerpts from Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy )
Commentary,
by Jane Duran

CHAPTER NINE: ROUSSEAU AND WOLLSTONECRAFT

Introduction, by Karen J. Warren
Selections from Rousseau
(Excerpts from Èmile and The Social Contract )
Selection from Wollstonecraft
(Excerpts from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman )
Commentary,
by Kate Lindemann

CHAPTER TEN : KANT AND VAN SCHURMAN

Introduction, by Karen J. Warren
Selection from Kant
(“Introduction” to the Critique of Pure Reason )
Selection from van Schurman
(Excerpts from The Learned Maid)
Commentary,
by Therese Boos Dykeman

CHAPTER ELEVEN: MILL AND TAYLOR

Introduction, by Karen J. Warren
Selection from Mill
(Excerpts from The Subjection of Women )
Selection from Taylor
(Excerpts from The Enfranchisement of Women )
Commentary,
by Jo Ellen Jacobs

CHAPTER TWELVE: HEIDEGGER AND ARENDT

Introduction, by Karen J. Warren
Selections from Heidegger
(Excerpts from “Letter on Humanism”)
Selections from Arendt
(Excerpts from "Thinking and Moral Considerations: A Lecture”)
Commentary,
by Elizabeth Minnich

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: DEWEY AND ADDAMS

Introduction, by Karen J. Warren
Selections from Dewey (
Excerpts from Theories of Knowledge and Creative Democracy— The Task Before Us )
Selections from Addams
(Excerpts from “ A Modern Lear” and “Introduction” to Democracy and Social Ethics)
Commentary,
by Marilyn Fischer

CHAPTER FOURTEEN: WITTGENSTEIN AND ANSCOMBE

Introduction, by Karen J. Warren
Selection from Wittgenstein
(Excerpts from Philosophical Investigations )
Selection from Anscombe
(Excerpts from Intention and “The Justice of the Present War Examined")
Commentary,
by Joy Laine

CHAPTER FIFTEEN: SARTRE AND BEAUVOIR

Introduction, by Karen J. Warren
Selection from Sartre
(Excerpt from Being and Nothingness)
Selection from Beauvoir
(Excerpts from The Second Sex and She Came to Stay)
Commentary,
by Margaret Simons and Edward Fullbrook

GLOSSARY OF KEY TERMS

APPENDIX A: Some Women Philosophers in the History of Western Philosophy

APPENDIX B: “2500 Years of Gender Exclusive Philosophy: Enough is Enough! A Student Perspective by the Book's Research Assistant,”
by Audun Solli

BRIEF BIOGRAPHIES OF CONTRIBUTORS IN THIS BOOK