Women in the History of Analytic Philosophy Network

The mission of the group is to change the perception that analytic philosophy is a field constructed entirely by men.

Members

Director: Dr Frederique Janssen-Lauret, Manchester.

Founding members: Dr Sophia Connell, Birkbeck and Rachel Wiseman, Liverpool.

Advisory board

Prof Helen Beebee, Manchester and Prof Siobhan Chapman, Liverpool. 

Mission Statement

Analytic philosophy is typically conceived as a field constructed almost entirely by men. Much of its history is written by men and presented as a hero narrative about its ‘founding fathers’ Moore, Russell, and Wittgenstein, and its ‘grandfather’ Frege.

The mission of this group is to change that perception and make room for female figures in the pantheon of analytic philosophy.

We are committed to intersectionality and aim to support projects focusing on other marginalised identities in relation to gender, too. 

Our aims

  • Promote historical and philosophical research on the work of female figures in the history of analytic philosophy.
  • Investigate the reasons behind the neglect of female philosophers and logicians in the analytic tradition.
  • Facilitate access to early analytic philosophers as role models and sources of inspiration to philosophers from marginalised groups.
  • Present female early analytic philosophers as role models and sources of inspiration to philosophers from marginalised groups.
  • Encourage the study of the history of analytic philosophy from a feminist point of view.
  • Enable research into the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity, disability, and LGBT matters in the history of analytic philosophy.

Events

'Women in Early Analytic Logic', Women in History of Analytic Philosophy Network workshop, 28 January 2019.

Speakers: Anna-Sophie Heinemann, Paderborn and Andrea Reichenberger, Paderborn. 

Visitors

Research visit to Manchester from Rafal Kur, PhD student (Jagiellonian University) on 'Polish female philosophers', funded by the School of Social Sciences internationalisation grant, September-October, 2018.