A Passion for Thought

The lives and times of eight great female philosophers

Philosophy is generally considered an exclusively male domain. The great minds portrayed in this book prove that this is by no means the case. The stories of these women take us on a journey from the Middle Ages to the present day. Their determined single-mindedness and great passion for thought enabled the female philosophers portrayed in this volume to develop their own individual ideas. At the same time, they didn’t miss out on a moment’s living. This book will not only encourage you to think, it will also help you take your own thoughts seriously.

The stories of eight women who prove how fascinating and relevant to our lives philosophy can be:

Christine de Pizan
Karoline von Günderode
Simone Weil
Edith Stein
Hannah Arendt
Simone de Beauvoir
Martha Nussbaum


dtv Reihe Hanser
288 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-62381-0
2. Auflage 2014