How To Think Like A Woman

How To Think Like A Woman


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Throughout the history of philosophy, women philosophers have been delegitimised and overlooked for their theoretical approaches based purely on their gender rather than their philosophies. Regan Penaluna writes a personal account as a philosopher herself, Penaluna dives into the history of female philosophy and how their unique perspectives were able to explore the human condition in a unfamiliar way.

Throughout the text, the discussion of female philosophers being unfit for philosophy is commonplace. Discussing four female philosophers, who tackled the human identity with an attitude that was starkly different from the majority of old, white, lonely men who dominated that demographic. Penaluna sheds light on the adversity faced by these prominent women and how their achievements have been largely ignored by the philosophy canon and how that has had an effect on Penaluna's own career.