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Title:
The collaborative bibliography of women in philosophy
Author:
Hutchings, Noël.
Publication Information:
Bowling Green, Ohio : Philosophy Documentation Center, Bowling Green State University, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
xi, 375 pages ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780912632650
Format :
Book

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Central Library B105.W6 C65 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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A version in printed form of the editors' online project , this is a compilation of philosophical works by women, expanded and corrected through Web site interactions. It aims to be current as well as comprehensive in time period and geography; this print "progress report," which has more than 11,000 entries, is a strong start, though one can find some additional works in cumulations of The Philosopher's Index. Coverage is deliberately broad: topics include feminist interests beyond traditional areas of philosophy; works are primarily scholarly publications but range to media and popular magazines; and well-known philosophers like L. Irigaray and S. Langer are joined by many authors of single works (including theses, chapters, even some poems). Secondary sources are given only for early philosophers for whom no writings are extant. Arrangement is alphabetical by author, and there is an index of general subjects and of persons named in titles. Reference works on women philosophers are a recent phenomenon, welcome in a discipline dominated by males (e.g., History of Women Philosophers, ed. by Mary Ellen Waithe, 4 v., 1987-94 or Ethel M. Kersey's Women Philosophers: A Bio-critical Sourcebook, CH, Feb'90), but this work is different. As testimony to the level of women's activity in philosophy and perhaps as a networking tool, it has value. For some areas, like feminist epistemology, the gender of an author can hold interest, but one questions why this distinction might matter for a work on, say, Locke or logic or literature. Recommended for strong collections in women's studies or philosophy. M. H. Loe SUNY College at Oswego


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