WOMEN IN PHILOSOPHY Did you know that if you look on the Internet for famous or otherwise noted women philosophers you can find more than 100 names? Still, these women have not received the same notoriety as their male colleagues. Although women have engaged in philosophy since ancient times, philosophy as a profession was closed to us by law and tradition. Even today, there are far fewer women than men teaching in university philosophy departments.
According to the U.S. Department of Education and the National Center for Education, among others, studies indicate that philosophy is probably the least proportionate area in the Humanities with respect to gender equity, as women represent only about 30% of academically-employed philosophers.
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