Women Philosophers

Throughout history, there have been many women philosophers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female philosophers such as Simone de Beauvoir, Mary Wollstonecraft, Rosa Luxemburg, Peter Kropotkin, Edith Stein.The women philosophers featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
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 1 Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: October 14, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: German
Died: December 4, 1975

 2 Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: April 14, 1986

 3 Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 27, 1759
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: September 10, 1797

 4 Hypatia

Hypatia
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Famous As: Mathematician, Philosopher, Astronomer, Writer
Birthdate: 0370 AD
Nationality: Ancient Roman
Died: 0415 AD

 5 Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: September 16, 1098
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German
Died: September 17, 1179

 6 Judith Butler

Judith Butler
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Famous As: Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Sociologist, Literary critic, Feminist, Journalist
Birthdate: February 24, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 7 Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg
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Famous As: Marxist Theorist
Birthdate: March 5, 1871
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German, Polish
Died: January 15, 1919
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 8 Teresa of Ávila

Teresa of Ávila
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: March 28, 1515
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Spanish
Died: October 4, 1582

 9 Helena Blavatsky

Helena Blavatsky
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: August 12, 1831
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American, Russian
Died: May 8, 1891

 10 Juana Inés de la Cruz

Juana Inés de la Cruz
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Famous As: Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher, Feminist, Composer
Birthdate: November 12, 1651
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Mexican
Died: April 17, 1695

 11 Edith Stein

Edith Stein
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: October 12, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: German
Died: August 9, 1942

 12 Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva
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Famous As: Philosopher, Physicist, Writer, University teacher
Birthdate: November 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

 13 Martha Nussbaum

Martha Nussbaum
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Famous As: Philosopher, Writer, University teacher
Birthdate: May 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 14 Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 15, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Irish, British
Died: February 8, 1999

 15 Savitri Devi

Savitri Devi
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Famous As: Writer, Poet
Birthdate: September 30, 1905
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French
Died: October 22, 1982

 16 Philippa Foot

Philippa Foot
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Famous As: Philosopher, University teacher
Birthdate: October 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: October 3, 2010

 17 Julia Kristeva

Julia Kristeva
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Famous As: Philosopher, Writer, Feminist
Birthdate: June 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Bulgarian, French

 18 Émilie du Châtelet

Émilie du Châtelet
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: December 17, 1706
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French
Died: September 10, 1749

 19 Christina Hoff Sommers

Christina Hoff Sommers
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Famous As: Author, Philosopher
Birthdate: September 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 20 Harriet Martineau

Harriet Martineau
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Famous As: Linguist, Journalist, Economist, Historian, Translator, Writer, Sociologist, Essayist, Feminist
Birthdate: June 12, 1802
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: June 27, 1876

 21 Anandamayi Ma

Anandamayi Ma
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: April 30, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian
Died: August 27, 1982

 22 Héloïse

Héloïse
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Famous As: French nun
Birthdate: 1101 AD
Nationality: French
Died: May 16, 1164

 23 Akka Mahadevi

Akka Mahadevi
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Indian

 24 Germaine de Staël

Germaine de Staël
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: April 22, 1766
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French
Died: July 14, 1817

 25 Luce Irigaray

Luce Irigaray
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Famous As: Philosopher, Linguist, University teacher, Psychologist, Feminist
Birthdate: May 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Belgian, French

 26 Grace Lee Boggs

Grace Lee Boggs
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Famous As: Writer, Civil rights advocate, Non-fiction writer
Birthdate: June 27, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: October 5, 2015

 27 G. E. M. Anscombe

G. E. M. Anscombe
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: March 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Irish, British
Died: January 5, 2001

 28 Carol Gilligan

Carol Gilligan
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Famous As: Psychologist, Philosopher, Non-fiction writer, Sociologist, Feminist
Birthdate: November 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 29 Mary Parker Follett

Mary Parker Follett
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Famous As: Social Woker
Birthdate: September 3, 1868
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: December 18, 1933

 30 Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
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Famous As: Academic Scholar
Birthdate: May 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: April 12, 2009

 31 Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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Famous As: philosopher, scientist, poet, science fiction writer
Birthdate: 1623 AD
Nationality: British
Died: December 15, 1673

 32 Mary Daly

Mary Daly
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Famous As: Theologian, Writer, Philosopher, University teacher, Feminist
Birthdate: October 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: January 3, 2010

 33 Ingeborg Bachmann

Ingeborg Bachmann
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Famous As: Poet, Writer, Journalist, Screenwriter, Philosopher, Essayist, Playwright
Birthdate: June 25, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Austrian
Died: October 17, 1973

 34 Iris Marion Young

Iris Marion Young
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Famous As: Political scientist, Philosopher, University teacher
Birthdate: January 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: August 1, 2006

 35 Patricia Hill Collins

Patricia Hill Collins
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Famous As: Philosopher, Sociologist, University teacher, American Sociological Association Distinguished Scholarly Book Award
Birthdate: May 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 36 Paul B. Preciado

Paul B. Preciado
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Spanish

 37 Maria Gaetana Agnesi

Maria Gaetana Agnesi
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Famous As: Mathematician, Philosopher, Theologian
Birthdate: May 16, 1718
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Italian
Died: January 9, 1799

 38 Charlotte Laws

Charlotte Laws
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 39 Patricia Churchland

Patricia Churchland
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Famous As: Philosopher, University teacher
Birthdate: July 16, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian

 40 Judith Jarvis Thomson

Judith Jarvis Thomson
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Famous As: Philosopher, University teacher
Birthdate: October 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 41 Adrian Piper

Adrian Piper
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Famous As: Conceptual Artist
Birthdate: September 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 42 Mary Midgley

Mary Midgley
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Famous As: Philosopher, Author, University teacher, Writer
Birthdate: September 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 43 Susanne Langer

Susanne Langer
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: December 20, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 17, 1985

 44 Ban Zhao

Ban Zhao
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: 0049 AD
Nationality: Chinese
Died: 0120 AD

 45 Frances Wright

Frances Wright
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Famous As: Writer, Philosopher
Birthdate: September 6, 1795
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: December 13, 1852

 46 Nel Noddings

Nel Noddings
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Famous As: Philosopher, University teacher
Birthdate: January 19, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 47 Rosi Braidotti

Rosi Braidotti
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Famous As: Philosopher, University teacher, Feminist
Birthdate: September 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Australian

 48 Mary Astell

Mary Astell
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Famous As: Writer, Philosopher, Feminist
Birthdate: November 12, 1666
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: May 11, 1731

 49 Helena Roerich

Helena Roerich
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Famous As: Russian writer
Birthdate: February 12, 1879
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian, Russian

 50 Julia Robinson

Julia Robinson
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Famous As: Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher, Scientist
Birthdate: December 8, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 30, 1985