Top Ten Neglected Women Thinkers of the 20th Century

When I posted my Top Ten Neglected Thinkers of the 20th Century, I worried I dd not include enough woment thinkers. Our correspondent @jjhii24 has come to our rescue and suggested:

  1. Hannah Arendt – a political philosopher and educator of the 20th century “The Human Condition”.
  2. Simone de Beauvoir – wrote on Existentialism and Feminism –“Ethics of Ambiguity”
  3. Ayn Rand – “Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged”
  4. Iris Murdoch – “The Black Prince”
  5. Philippa Foot, a philosopher who argued that moral judgments have a rational basis
  6. Marjorie Grene – Philosophy Professor who studied Plato with Heidegger, Kant and Hegel with Karl Jaspers
  7. Virginia Woolf – “A Room of One’s Own”
And I would add:
  1. Marie Curie, atomic physicist
  2. Karen Armstrong, religious writer
  3. Rosalind Franklin, often un-credited co-discoverer of the structure of DNA
Thanks @jjhii24

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I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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2 Responses to Top Ten Neglected Women Thinkers of the 20th Century

  1. Mary Robinson
    Aung San Suu Kyi
    Rosa Parks
    Helen Keller
    Anne Frank
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Rachel Carson
    Margaret Mead
    Josephine Garis Cochrane (I never heard of her either but she invented the dishwasher which has allowed more women – and men – to have time to think, so she deserves a mention)

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