First Women of Philosophy
Philosophy was once a woman’s world, ranging across Asia, Africa and Latin America. The female-inclusive and non-European perspective on the history of philosophy carried on in Europe for hundreds of years.
However, as Dag Herbjørnsrud explains, this millennium-old understanding of the diversity of philosophy was erased from Europe from the early 19th century onwards, as leading European scholars chose to create a canon based on a new Eurocentric version – better suited to their imperial, racialised and patriarchal era.
‘Within one generation, academic philosophers succeeded in excluding the non-European world’
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via Aeon Media 23 November, 2018